Definition of Auditor

1. Noun. Someone who listens attentively.

Exact synonyms: Attender, Hearer, Listener
Group relationships: Audience
Generic synonyms: Beholder, Observer, Perceiver, Percipient
Specialized synonyms: Eavesdropper
Derivative terms: Attend, Hear, Listen, Listen

2. Noun. A student who attends a course but does not take it for credit.
Generic synonyms: Educatee, Pupil, Student
Derivative terms: Audit

3. Noun. A qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization.
Generic synonyms: Accountant, Comptroller, Controller
Specialized synonyms: Internal Auditor
Derivative terms: Audit

Definition of Auditor

1. n. A hearer or listener.

Definition of Auditor

1. Noun. One who audits bookkeeping accounts. ¹

2. Noun. In many jurisdictions, an elected or appointed public official in charge of the public accounts; a comptroller. ¹

3. Noun. (rare) One who audits an academic course; who attends the lectures but does not earn academic credit. ¹

4. Noun. (Scientology) One trained to perform spiritual guidance procedures. ¹

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Definition of Auditor

1. one that audits [n -S] - See also: audits

Lexicographical Neighbors of Auditor

audited account
auditor (current term)
auditory agnosia
auditory alternans
auditory aphasia
auditory apparatus

Literary usage of Auditor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1860)
"2d auditor. Clerks and messengers. 3d auditor. Clerks and messengers. 1837, ch. 5. 4th auditor. Clerks and messengers. 5th auditor. Clerks and messengers. ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"auditor of Accounts Annual Reports 1 series 1797-1841/2. Rept. of auditor of accts. showing receipts and disbursements. In .lut - ae follows : 1803 In Gen. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Every railroad and canal company not exempted from taxation by virtue of its charter shall report annually, on the first day of June, to the auditor of ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"1804, auditor for the War Department. Third auditor of the Treasury, 1817-1894; ... (Formerly ist auditor.) Annual report of the auditor for the treasury ..."

5. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"The change resulted as follows : First auditor of the Treasury, ... 1894, auditor for the Treasury Department. Second auditor of the Treasury, 1817-1894; ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"The auditor of this state shall be, and he is hereby constituted, the attorney in fact for and on behalf of every foreign corporation doing business in this ..."

7. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1858)
"7 directs quarterly settlements of the State auditor and Controller with the Treasurer, for comparing and adjusting their records, and ascertaining the ..."

8. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1912)
"There are three state officers who handle the public revenues: the treasurer, the auditor of public accounts, and the second auditor. ..."

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