accountancy

[ uh-koun-tn-see ]
/ əˈkaʊn tn si /
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noun

the art or practice of an accountant.

Nearby words

  1. account for,
  2. account payable,
  3. account receivable,
  4. accountability,
  5. accountable,
  6. accountant,
  7. accounting,
  8. accounting machine,
  9. accounting period,
  10. accouplement

Origin of accountancy

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

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British Dictionary definitions for accountancy

accountancy

/ (əˈkaʊntənsɪ) /

noun

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

accountancy

n.

1854, from accountant + -cy.

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