charge account


Definition of charge account

: a customer's account with a creditor (such as a merchant) to which the purchase of goods is charged

Examples of charge account in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were also unsuccessful attempts to open three separate charge accounts at other businesses, police said. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Blotter: Unlocked van parked in Glencoe entered," 10 Dec. 2019 But standards got more lenient over time; public charge accounted for only 4 percent of denials in the 1940s and less than 1 percent after 1950. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump is proposing a regulation that could change the face of legal immigration — by restricting low-income immigrants," 24 Sep. 2018 The distribution charge accounts for about half the monthly bill. Andrew Maykuth,, "Trump tax cuts trickle down to Pa. utility customers," 17 May 2018 Victim reported receiving information of an on-going identity theft where the suspects continue to use his personal information in attempts to open charge accounts. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages police report," 15 Jan. 2018 Victim reported receiving information from Home Depot that an outstanding balance was overdue on a revolving charge account. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages police report," 11 Dec. 2017 First-degree robbery charges accounted for about a third of all charges filed against juveniles in adult court in 2016. Anna Claire Vollers,, "Why Alabama locks up most teens as adults and why that could change," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of charge account

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of charge account was in 1903

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“Charge account.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of charge account

US : an arrangement in which a bank, store, etc., allows a customer to buy things with a credit card and pay for them later

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