account receivable


plural accounts receivable
: a balance due from a debtor on a current account

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Moone continued bouncing from financial aid, undergraduate admissions, the dean of students and accounts receivable, meeting multiple times with each, according to a timeline provided by the university. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Feb. 2020 The groom’s mother is the director of accounts receivable at Foremen Heating & Ventilating in Green Bay. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2020 Porras said the lack of credit can force Latino business owners to make riskier financial decisions, such as relying on personal credit cards to grow their business, or taking out a loan on their accounts receivable. Kate Cimini, USA Today, 24 Feb. 2020 Canty, who was president of HJH-affiliate U.S. Tax Recovery Partners, was responsible for managing monies owed by customers — referred to as accounts receivable. Patrick Danner,, 22 Jan. 2020 Banks finance trade deals by offering loans and letters of credit, as well as through more complex arrangements including the purchase of an exporter’s accounts receivable at a discounted price. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2020 This is Houston’s first ever billion-dollar startup, according to PitchBook Data Inc. Iconiq Capital led the $125 million round in HighRadius, which specializes in accounts receivable software... Katie Roof, WSJ, 6 Jan. 2020 The university came up $4 million short on student accounts receivable and about $2 million short on other line items last year. Emily Walkenhorst, Arkansas Online, 19 Dec. 2019 Topics include the setup of new files, processing bank transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable entries, reconciliation of bank and credit card accounts, and running basic financial reports., 15 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of account receivable was in 1812

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“Account receivable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

account receivable


account re·​ceiv·​able
plural accounts receivable
: a balance due from a debtor on a current account

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