Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

on account of

Definition of on account of

  1. :  because of :  for the reason of <The game was canceled on account of the rain.> <They were treated badly on account of their beliefs.> <On account of his bad behavior, he will not be allowed to play with the new toy.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  reckoning, computation

    :  a record of debit and credit entries to cover transactions involving a particular item or a particular person or concern

    :  a statement of transactions during a fiscal period and the resulting balance

  1. :  to think of as :  consider

    :  to probe into :  analyze

Learn More about on account of

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up on account of? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).