accountancy

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

the art or practice of an accountant.

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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