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Audit

audit n

1 : a formal examination of an organization's or an individual's financial records often for the purpose of uncovering fraud or inaccurate tax returns
;also
: the final report of such an examination
2 : a methodical examination and review
audit vb



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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