- a building or office used by the accounting and bookkeeping department of a business.
Origin of counting house
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for counting house
The land of Phoenicia had always been a counting-house without a soul.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
By this time he had placed chairs for them in the counting-house.
I wouldn't go on to the Counting-house this morning if I was you, sir.'
The usual diligence and order of the Counting-house at the Works were overthrown.
I had, indeed, no respect nor any liking for the young fellows of the counting-house.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
- rare, mainly British a room or building used by the accountants of a business
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