suspense account


: an account for the temporary entry of charges or credits or especially of doubtful accounts receivable pending determination of their ultimate disposition

Examples of suspense account in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When those people or entities can’t be found, the funds are placed in a suspense account and eventually get turned over to states, according to court documents. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of suspense account was in 1851

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“Suspense account.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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