from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An office where accounts are audited: as, a railway audit-office; specifically, in England, the office where the commissioners for auditing the public accounts of the United Kingdom transact their business. The imperial audit-office is under the immediate control of the lords of the treasury.
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Momentarily deprived of power during the period of the "Marmousets '" government, he devoted himself to the administration of his own dominions, establishing in 1386 an audit-office (_chambre des comptes_) at Dijon and another at Lille.
1404 - Brussels Brabants / Limburgse audit-office established
"We were to have had an interview with a Court Councillor; his son is thirty years old and very well-to-do, and M. de Marville would have obtained a post in the audit-office for him and paid the money.