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chartered accountant

noun, British.
a member of the Institute of Accountants.
Abbreviation: C.A.
Origin of chartered accountant
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He ought to make his mark as a chartered accountant if he gets a chance.

    Lalage's Lovers George A. Birmingham
  • He was by profession a chartered accountant, and inclined to be stout; and all rather stout chartered accountants are sentimental.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • We need no chartered accountant to certify our figures if we make the total twenty-eight.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • We have our duly elected and appointed treasurer and our accounts are audited by a chartered accountant.

    After Prison - What? Maud Ballington Booth
  • In the case of the chartered accountant, or the stockbroker, or the pedlar, this special knowledge is not so damning a thing.

    Personality in Literature Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  • The disposition of our forces is clearly marked in red ink, and their numerical strength certified by a chartered accountant.

  • A chartered accountant sat in the office at Moorgate Street and shed around him the gloom of statistics.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • One beginner whom we know is seriously thinking of employing a chartered accountant for this purpose.

British Dictionary definitions for chartered accountant

chartered accountant

(in Britain) an accountant who has passed the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland CA
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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