Audit

Definition of Audit

Au´dit
n.1.An audience; a hearing.
He appeals to a high audit.
- Milton.
2.An examination in general; a judicial examination.
3.The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account.
Yet I can make my audit up.
- Shak.
4.A general receptacle or receiver.
It [a little brook] paid to its common audit no more than the revenues of a little cloud.
- Jer. Taylor.
Audit ale
a kind of ale, brewed at the English universities, orig. for the day of audit.
Audit house
an appendage to a cathedral, for the transaction of its business.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Audited; p. pr. & vb. n. Auditing.]
v. i.1.To settle or adjust an account.
Let Hocus audit; he knows how the money was disbursed.
- Arbuthnot.

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