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[n] someone who maintains and audits business accounts


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\Ac*count"ant\, n. [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.]
1. One who renders account; one accountable.
2. A reckoner.
3. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts. {Accountatn general}, the head or superintending accountant in certain public offices. Also, formerly, an officer in the English court of chancery who received the moneys paid into the court, and deposited them in the Bank of England.
\Ac*count"ant\, a. Accountable. [Obs.] --Shak.

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