Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An official examination of accounts.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    As a verb; to make an official investigation and examination of accounts and vouchers. As a noun; the process of auditing accounts; the hearing and investigation had' before an auditor. People v. Green, 5 Daly (N. Y.) 200; Maddox v. Randolph County, 65 Ga. 218; Machias River Co. v. Pope, 35 Me, 22; County v. Adams, 68 Ga. 51; Clement v. Lewiston, 07 Me. 95,-53 Atl. 985; People v. Barnes, 114 N. Y. 317, 20 N. E. 609; In re Clark, 5 Fed. Cas. 854.