Definition of auditor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôdədər/


1A person who conducts an audit.
Example sentences
  • The decision to appoint an external auditor for the bank is the mandate of the board of governors, a body superior to the board of directors.
  • More than ever, external auditors will be conducting their examinations with an extra dose of professional scepticism.
  • The Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Bill would require more exacting scrutiny by auditors and accountants.
accountant, bookkeeper, inspector
2A listener: so low was Jim’s voice that his auditors had to give it close attention
More example sentences
  • I sat in my auditor's seat listening to her.
  • It buys you a moment to get used to being on stage, it gives you a chance to speak out loud and to steady your voice and it establishes a relationship with the auditors.
2.1North American A person who attends a class informally without working for academic credit.



Pronunciation: /ˌôdəˈtôrēəl/
Example sentences
  • The principal question for determination by the learned trial judge was whether the inquiry by representatives of Revenue Canada was auditorial or investigatory in nature.
  • To render speedy audit services to the City Government under the auditorial jurisdiction of this office.
  • However, the specific divisions must compulsorily be present in the auditorial report.


Middle English: from Old French auditeur, from Latin auditor, from audire 'to hear'.

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Syllabification: au·di·tor

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