Definition of audit:
- A general receptacle or receiver.
- An audience; a hearing.
- An examination in general; a judicial examination.
- The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account.
- 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.
- To settle or adjust an account.
- ascertain (part of speech: verb)
- list (part of speech: verb)
- "The Man Who Knew", Edgar Wallace.
The Audit Department took some time to look the matter up, and after the usual delay wrote Flannery that as he had on hand one hundred and sixty guinea- pigs, the property of consignee, he should deliver them and collect charges at the rate of twenty- five cents each.- ""Pigs is Pigs"", Ellis Parker Butler.
Outside the rather narrow range of our own possible attention, social control depends upon devising standards of living and methods of audit by which the acts of public officials and industrial directors are measured.- "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.