from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of controller.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The chief accountant of a company or government.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See controller.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who maintains and audits business accounts
From late Middle English compteroller, a spelling variant of countreroller (from which controller) due to folk etymology: the word was thought to have an etymological connection with Middle French compte ("account"). Originally the two spellings were equivalent and pronounced identically; the modern pronunciation with [mp] is based on the spelling. (Wiktionary)