expense account


Definition of expense account

: an account of expenses reimbursable to an employee also : the right of charging expenses to such an account

Examples of expense account in a Sentence

He charged dinner to his expense account. She put the tickets on her expense account.
Recent Examples on the Web The six-year deal is worth a total of $19.4 million when including base pay, talent fees and a $12,000-annual expense account, according to the memo of understanding acquired by AL.com through an open records request. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Details on Nate Oats new $19 million contract, buyout structure," 24 Feb. 2021 At the behest of Vincent Townsend, assistant publisher of the News, Mr. Lankford had a lavish expense account to buy wiretap and photographic surveillance equipment. Washington Post, "Tom Lankford, civil rights reporter secretly in league with police, dies at 85," 17 Jan. 2021 The lawsuit also alleges that the team later promised other inducements, including a travel expense account and house for Robertson. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "Who is Johnny Wilkes? A look at the man suing the Clippers and Jerry West," 19 Dec. 2020 But for expense account restaurants, Election Day is slated to be a big one. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Buzz: Lott sees GOP keeping Senate, Election Day lunches galore, fifth Trump Nobel nomination," 3 Nov. 2020 Evidently, Jim made no mention of any dragging by the expense account and payments that had been steered his way thanks to CEFC and Ye — for whom Ho worked, and by whom Jim’s nephew, Hunter, was being generously paid to serve as Ho’s lawyer. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "A Collusion Tale: China and the Bidens," 31 Oct. 2020 That doesn’t include a monthly expense account of $325 for each and a $500 monthly stipend for the council president. al, "Mobile council, mayor to see raises after 2021 election," 6 Oct. 2020 The parent company, which handles corporate travel and expense accounts, says there will be no layoffs and that employees will transfer to similar position within SAP. SFChronicle.com, "Venmo adds animation; Hipmunk closing down; Uber Eats in India sold," 21 Jan. 2020 The 653 pages of records cover expense accounts for six county commissioners who have served since 2015. oregonlive, "Pet travel, flight upgrades, meeting with a conspiracy theorist: How a struggling Oregon county spent federal safety net money," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of expense account

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of expense account was in 1922

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11 Mar 2021

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“Expense account.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expense%20account. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of expense account

: an arrangement that allows an employee (such as someone who is traveling for business) to pay for things using the company's money instead of the employee's money

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