What does the word comptroller mean?

Usage examples for comptroller

  1. He told me that my decisive way of speaking had made a great impression, and he was certain that if I cared to make interest with the comptroller we could set up the lottery and make a large profit. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. The historian Zarate, the royal comptroller, was the envoy; not much, as it appears, to his own satisfaction. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  3. In this confused murmuring some fragments of phrases would occasionally strike the ear: " Chateau of Vivey- deceased the eighth of October last- at the requisition of Marie- Julien de Buxieres, comptroller of direct contributions at Nancy- styling himself heir to Claude Odouart de Buxieres, his cousin- german by blood-" This last phrase elicited from Claudet a sudden movement of surprise. – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
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