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accountancy

[uh-koun-tn-see]
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noun
  1. the art or practice of an accountant.
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Origin of accountancy

First recorded in 1850–55; accountan(t) + -cy
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accountancy

noun
  1. the profession or business of an accountant
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Word Origin and History for accountancy

n.

1854, from accountant + -cy.

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