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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From audiō (hear, listen)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.)

InflectionEdit

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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VerbEdit

audītor

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin auditōr, audītōrem. Doublet of ouvidor.

NounEdit

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

  1. auditor (one who audits bookkeeping accounts)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin auditōr, audītōrem. Doublet of oidor.

NounEdit

auditor m (plural auditores, feminine auditora)

  1. auditor (one who audits bookkeeping accounts)