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Pronunciation:  u'kawntnt

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[n]  someone who maintains and audits business accounts

ACCOUNTANT is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: comptroller, controller
 See Also: auditor, bookkeeper, bourgeois, businessperson, certified public accountant, chartered accountant, cost accountant, CPA



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac*count"ant\, n. [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant,
    p. pr.]
    1. One who renders account; one accountable.
    2. A reckoner.
    3. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an
       officer in a public office, who has charge of the
    {Accountatn general}, the head or superintending accountant
       in certain public offices. Also, formerly, an officer in
       the English court of chancery who received the moneys paid
       into the court, and deposited them in the Bank of England.
  2. \Ac*count"ant\, a.
    Accountable. [Obs.] --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
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