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open account

noun
1.
current account (def 1).
Origin of open account
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • Nothing uncommon for them to bring suit against a person for a Book debt and trade with him on an open account at the same time.

    Legends of Loudoun Harrison Williams
  • Troubled, he began shuffling the bills; then he noticed the open account book.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • Nathaniel Sears, a dealer in general merchandise at Joplin, Mo., writes to you asking for an open account.

    Business English

    Rose Buhlig
  • Among other claims that may be proved are judgments, debts founded on an open account, and rents.

  • On the desk lay an open account book and the girl gazed at it with keen interest.

    The Cry at Midnight Mildred A. Wirt
  • This open account remained with us a number of years and sometimes amounted to two thousand dollars.

    Silver Chimes in Syria W. S. Nelson
  • "I'll go right with you," said Mr. Wallingford, asking no questions, but rightly divining that his Lamb kept no open account.

    Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford George Randolph Chester

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