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Definition of "comptroller" [comptroller]

  • Variant of controller. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "comptroller" in a sentence
  • "The comptroller is sole trustee of a $125 billion state pension fund, much of which is handled by outside investment managers who make a lot of money for their efforts."
  • "The comptroller is also supposed to audit public spending around the state -- in theory a huge bully pulpit for someone who wanted to try to go for big reform."
  • "If a city comptroller is an elected oaf, the city is stuck for four years."