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auditor

[aw-di-ter] /ˈɔ dɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person appointed and authorized to examine accounts and accounting records, compare the charges with the vouchers, verify balance sheet and income items, and state the result.
2.
a university student registered for a course without credit and without obligation to do work assigned to the class.
3.
a hearer; listener.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English auditour < Anglo-French < Latin audītor hearer, equivalent to audī(re) to hear + -tor -tor
Related forms
auditorship, noun
subauditor, noun
superauditor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for auditorship

auditor

/ˈɔːdɪtə/
noun
1.
a person qualified to audit accounts
2.
a person who hears or listens
3.
(Austral & US, Canadian) a registered student who attends a class that is not an official part of his course of study, without actively participating it
Derived Forms
auditorial, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French auditeur, from Latin audītor a hearer
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Word Origin and History for auditorship

auditor

n.

early 14c., "official who receives and examines accounts;" late 14c., "a listener," from Anglo-French auditour (Old French oieor "listener, court clerk," 13c.; Modern French auditeur), from Latin auditor "a hearer," from auditus, past participle of audire "to hear" (see audience). Meaning "receiver and examiner of accounts" is because this process formerly was done, and vouched for, orally.

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