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Definition of the National Audit Office from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the National Audit Office

 
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(abbreviation NAO)
 
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an independent organization in Britain which looks carefully at the accounts of government departments and agencies and other public organizations on behalf of Parliament. It examines the way that public money is used, and aims to help public service managers improve their performance so that money is not wasted.