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comptroller

[kuh n-troh-ler; spelling pronunciation komp-troh-ler] /kənˈtroʊ lər; spelling pronunciation kɒmpˈtroʊ lər/
noun
1.
controller (def 1).
Origin
by confusion with compt
Related forms
comptrollership, noun
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Examples for comptroller
  • In modern times, the state's general fund has never had a negative balance, according to the state comptroller's office.
British Dictionary definitions for comptroller

comptroller

/kənˈtrəʊlə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of controller, used esp as a title of any of various financial executives
Derived Forms
comptrollership, noun
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Word Origin and History for comptroller
comptroller
c.1500, variant of controller, with bad spelling due to infl. of Fr. compte "an account."
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