Definition of auditor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːdɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːdɪtər//
    Business people
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  1. 1a person who officially examines the business and financial records of a company The auditors’ report will be submitted to the directors at the end of the year. She is one of the nation’s leading auditors of public companies. The council and district auditors have agreed that the deals were unlawful. Wordfinderaccountant, agent, auditor, businessman, CEO, chairman, consultant, entrepreneur, executive, manager See related entries: Business people
  2. 2(North American English) a person who attends a college course, but without having to take exams and without receiving credit
  3. 3(formal) a person who listens His auditors had to listen carefully to understand what he was saying.
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French auditeur, from Latin auditor, from audire ‘to hear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: auditor