[kuh n-troh-ler; spelling pronunciation komp-troh-ler] /kənˈtroʊ lər; spelling pronunciation kɒmpˈtroʊ lər/

(def 1).
a variant spelling of controller, used esp as a title of any of various financial executives

c.1500, variant of controller, with bad spelling due to influence of unrelated French compte “an account,” from Latin computare.


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