Audit ale
Audit Au"dit, n. [L. auditus a hearing, fr. audire. See {Audible}, a.] 1. An audience; a hearing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He appeals to a high audit. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. An examination in general; a judicial examination. [1913 Webster]

Note: Specifically: An examination of an account or of accounts, with the hearing of the parties concerned, by proper officers, or persons appointed for that purpose, who compare the charges with the vouchers, examine witnesses, and state the result. [1913 Webster]

3. The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account. [1913 Webster]

Yet I can make my audit up. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A general receptacle or receiver. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

It [a little brook] paid to its common audit no more than the revenues of a little cloud. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

{Audit ale}, a kind of ale, brewed at the English universities, orig. for the day of audit.

{Audit house}, {Audit room}, an appendage to a cathedral, for the transaction of its business. [1913 Webster]


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