controller etymology

English word controller comes from Middle French contreroleur (Account-keeper; one who keeps a register, and account, etc.), Anglo-Norman contreroulour

Detailed word origin of controller

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
contreroleur Middle French (frm) Account-keeper; one who keeps a register, and account, etc.
contreroulour Anglo-Norman (xno)
countreroller Middle English (enm)
controller English (eng) (business) A person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government; a comptroller.. (computing) A mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer.. (electronics) Any electric or mechanical device for controlling a circuit or system.. (espionage) The person who supervises and handles communication with an [...]