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1 : a person qualified and authorized to examine and verify financial records
2 : a referee appointed by a court in a civil action
: one designated to prepare an account for the court see also master
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.