- comptroller c.1500, variant of CONTROLLER (Cf. controller), with bad spelling due to influence of unrelated Fr. compte "an account," from L. computare.
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comptroller — comp·trol·ler /kən trō lər, kämp ˌtrō / n: the head accounting officer of a company or government Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. comptroller … Law dictionary
comptroller — ► NOUN ▪ a controller (used in the title of some financial officers). ORIGIN variant of CONTROLLER(Cf. ↑C) … English terms dictionary
comptroller — [kən trō′lər] n. [altered (infl. by Fr compte, an account) < CONTROLLER] CONTROLLER (sense 1, esp. in government usage) comptrollership n … English World dictionary
Comptroller — A comptroller is a management level position responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization. In British government, the Comptroller General or Comptroller and Auditor General is in most countries… … Wikipedia
comptroller — n. a controller (used in the title of some financial officers) (Comptroller and Auditor General). Etymology: var. of controller, by erron. assoc. with count(1), L computus * * * comptroller (kənˈtrəʊlə(r)) An erroneous spelling of controller,… … Useful english dictionary
comptroller — The corporate manager responsible for the firm s accounting activities. Sometimes referred to as the controller (which means the same thing). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * comptroller comp‧trol‧ler [kənˈtrəʊlə, kəmp ǁ ˈtroʊlər] noun… … Financial and business terms
Comptroller — A comptroller is a synonym for financial controller. Comptrollers oversee the financial reporting procedures and methodologies of a corporation. Comptrollers usually are senior members of an organization and tend to have university degrees in… … Investment dictionary
comptroller — n. (AE) the Comptroller General * * * (AE) the Comptroller General … Combinatory dictionary
comptroller — [[t]kəntro͟ʊlə(r)[/t]] comptrollers N COUNT: oft N of n A comptroller is someone who is in charge of the accounts of a business or a government department; used mainly in official titles. ...Robert Clarke, US Comptroller of the Currency. Syn:… … English dictionary
comptroller — UK [kənˈtrəʊlə(r)] / US [kənˈtroʊlər] noun [countable] Word forms comptroller : singular comptroller plural comptrollers formal someone whose job is to look after the financial aspects of an organization … English dictionary