from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of controller.
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- 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
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.
David Loglisci, former New York State deputy comptroller, is the brother of the film's producer, you see.
The two-term comptroller and Democratic nominee hasn't faced a competitive election since the 2001 comptroller primary, when he bested City Councilman Herb Berman after a bitter fight.
An Enron comptroller is pressing you on the unsavory details of your scheme.
The three-term comptroller had vowed to "continue fighting" when he addressed supporters late Tuesday, waiting until all the Democratic votes were counted following a close and often bitter contest against Quinn.
Hynes, the three-term comptroller, had vowed to "continue fighting" when he addressed supporters shortly before midnight Wednesday and to wait until all the Democratic votes were counted following a close and often bitter contest against Quinn.
A three-term comptroller, Hynes hails from a well-known Democratic political family - his father is a former state Senate president and former Cook County assessor.
The 103,000-member Illinois Federation of Teachers endorsed Hynes, Illinois 'three-term comptroller, over Gov.