countinghouse

noun
count·​ing·​house | \ ˈkau̇n-tiŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce countinghouse (audio) \

Definition of countinghouse

: a building, room, or office used for keeping books and transacting business

First Known Use of countinghouse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Countinghouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countinghouse. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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