auditor

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman auditour, from Latin audītor (hearer, auditor).

Noun[edit]

auditor (plural auditors)

  1. One who audits bookkeeping accounts.
  2. In many jurisdictions, an elected or appointed public official in charge of the public accounts; a comptroller.
  3. One who audits an academic course; who attends the lectures but does not earn academic credit.
  4. (rare) One who listens, typically as a member of an audience.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      There is another of better notice, and whispered through the world with some attention; credulous and vulgar auditors readily believing it, and more judicious and distinctive heads not altogether rejecting it.
  5. (Scientology) One trained to perform spiritual guidance procedures.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From audiō (hear, listen)

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Noun[edit]

audītor m (genitive audītōris); third declension

  1. A hearer.
  2. An auditor
  3. A pupil, disciple; a person who listens to teachings.
  4. (by metonymy) A reader of a book. (Books were read aloud.)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative audītor audītōrēs
genitive audītōris audītōrum
dative audītōrī audītōribus
accusative audītōrem audītōrēs
ablative audītōre audītōribus
vocative audītor audītōrēs

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Verb[edit]

audītor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of audiō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of audiō

References[edit]

  • auditor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • auditor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “auditor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • auditor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to attend Plato's lectures: audire Platonem, auditorem esse Platonis
  • auditor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin auditōr, audītōrem. Doublet of ouvidor.

Noun[edit]

auditor m (plural auditores, feminine auditora, feminine plural auditoras)

  1. auditor (one who audits bookkeeping accounts)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin auditōr, audītōrem. Doublet of oidor.

Noun[edit]

auditor m (plural auditores, feminine auditora)

  1. auditor (one who audits bookkeeping accounts)