Meaning of General Accounting Office

Gen'eral Account'ing Of"fice

Pronunciation: [key]
— U.S. Govt. U.S. Govt.
  1. an independent auditing and accounting agency that assists Congress and government departments and agencies and settles claims for the federal government. Abbr.: GAO
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