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accountant

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noun ac·coun·tant \ə-ˈkau̇n-tənt\

Simple Definition of accountant

  • : someone whose job is to keep the financial records of a business or person

Full Definition of accountant

  1. 1 :  one that gives an account or is accountable

  2. 2 :  one who is skilled in the practice of accounting or who is in charge of public or private accounts

ac·coun·tant·shipplay \-tən(t)-ˌship\ noun

15th Century

First Known Use of accountant

15th century


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accountant

adjective ac·coun·tant

Definition of accountant

obsolete

  1. :  accountable, answerable <I stand accountant for as great a sin — Shakespeare>



15th Century

First Known Use of accountant

15th century



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