Comptroller General

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Comptroller General a United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
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Usage

In literature:

Behind him moved two lesser ecclesiastics, and with these Don Alonzo de Quintanella, Comptroller-General of Castile.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
Law became a convert to Catholicism, and was made comptroller-general; all the court was at his feet.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
His office is at the State Capitol in connection with the Comptroller-General.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
The Comptroller General, M. de Calonne, has been very ill also, but he is getting well.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
George I. made him Comptroller-general of the royal works.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
It was twenty minutes short of 1000, when he had an appointment with Baltan Vrath, the comptroller general.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
The Comptroller-General with head deferentially bent waited to catch the royal eye.
"King John of Jingalo" by Laurence Housman
The Comptroller General, M. de Calonnes, has been very ill also, but he is getting well.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Azariah C. Flagg became comptroller, Samuel Young secretary of state, and George P. Barker attorney-general.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
The comptroller-general attempted to carry out the supplementary plan ordered by Lord Stanley.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
The comptroller-general was in despair, and the state was involved in inextricable embarrassments.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The Chamber/Dail Eireann shall appoint a Comptroller and Auditor-General to act on behalf of the Irish Free State/Saorstat Eireann.
"The Irish Constitution" by Darrell Figgis
The post of Comptroller-General of Finance could remain in abeyance for awhile.
"Petticoat Rule" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
AUDIENCE OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
The most voluminous authors that we have had in France are the comptrollers-general of the finances.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The post I would aim at, is to be comptroller-general of the London cries, which are at present under no manner of rules or discipline.
"A History of the Cries of London" by Charles Hindley
Charles Bonnor, the deputy comptroller-general, owed all he possessed to Palmer.
"The History of the Post Office" by Herbert Joyce
As the Secretary of War has been often chang'd of late Years, the Comptroller-General of the Finances has been much more so.
"The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume II" by Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz
You will find the Duc de Choiseul and the comptroller-general there.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The mob next went to the house of the inspector-general, and to that of the comptroller of customs, and broke their windows.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
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In news:

Eckstrom re-elected SC comptroller general .
South Carolina voters have re-elected Republican Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom to the state's top accountant job.
RICHARDSON — Former US Comptroller General David Walker urged voters Friday to demand that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney sharply focus the presidential debate on the economy and especially the national debt.
David Walker, former US comptroller general .
In New York, governor and lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller and both US senators are up for election.
NY attorney general, comptroller races tied: poll.
The comptroller general of the US, David Walker, testified that there is no immediate crisis but pushed Congress to act "sooner rather than later," arguing the remedies only become more painful the longer action is put off.
Former US Comptroller General David Walker spoke with WMUR's James Pindell as he kicks off the Comeback America Initiative.
Eckstrom re-elected SC comptroller general.
Guest columnist Richard Eckstrom is the comptroller general of South Carolina.
The Times is reporting a new twist in the investigation into state pension funds under former Comptroller Alan Hevesi that has been bubbling along with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Albany County DA David Soares.
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