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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Auditor  \Au"di*tor\,  n.  [L.  auditor,  fr  audire  See  {Audible}, 
  a.] 
  1.  A  hearer  or  listener.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  A  person  appointed  and  authorized  to  audit  or  examine  an 
  account  or  accounts,  compare  the  charges  with  the 
  vouchers,  examine  the  parties  and  witnesses,  allow  or 
  reject  charges,  and  state  the  balance. 
 
  3.  One  who  hears  judicially,  as  in  an  audience  court. 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States  government,  and  in  the  State 
  governments,  there  are  auditors  of  the  treasury  and  of 
  the  public  accounts.  The  name  is  also  applied  to 
  persons  employed  to  check  the  accounts  of  courts, 
  corporations,  companies,  societies,  and  partnerships. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  auditor 
  n  1:  someone  who  listens  attentively  [syn:  {hearer},  {listener}] 
  2:  a  student  who  attends  a  course  but  does  not  take  it  for 
  credit 
  3:  someone  who  audits  accounts 




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