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Meaning of AUDIT

Pronunciation:  'odit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant
  2. [v]  attend academic courses without getting credit
  3. [v]  of accounts and tax returns; with the intent to verify

AUDIT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: audited account, inspect, scrutinise, scrutinize
 See Also: accounting, accounting system, analyse, analyze, bottom line, canvass, examine, learn, limited audit, method of accounting, read, study, take



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Au"dit\, n. [L. auditus a hearing, fr. audire. See
    {Audible}, a.]
    1. An audience; a hearing. [Obs.]
             He appeals to a high audit.           --Milton.
    2. An examination in general; a judicial examination.
    Note: Specifically: An examination of an account or of
          accounts, with the hearing of the parties concerned, by
          proper officers, or persons appointed for that purpose,
          who compare the charges with the vouchers, examine
          witnesses, and state the result.
    3. The result of such an examination, or an account as
       adjusted by auditors; final account.
             Yet I can make my audit up.           --Shak.
    4. A general receptacle or receiver. [Obs.]
             It [a little brook] paid to its common audit no more
             than the revenues of a little cloud.  --Jer. Taylor.
    {Audit ale}, a kind of ale, brewed at the English
       universities, orig. for the day of audit.
    {Audit house}, {Audit room}, an appendage to a cathedral, for
       the transaction of its business.
  2. \Au"dit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Audited}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To examine and adjust, as an account or accounts; as, to
    audit the accounts of a treasure, or of parties who have a
    suit depending in court.
  3. \Au"dit\, v. i.
    To settle or adjust an account.
          Let Hocus audit; he knows how the money was disbursed.
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