preaudit

or pre-au·dit

[pree-aw-dit]

noun Accounting.

an examination of vouchers, contracts, etc., in order to substantiate a transaction or a series of transactions before they are paid for and recorded.

Compare postaudit.

Origin of preaudit

First recorded in 1935–40; pre- + audit
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