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accountant

[ uh-koun-tnt ]
/ əˈkaʊn tnt /
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noun
a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial accounts.
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Origin of accountant

1425–75; account + -ant; replacing late Middle English accomptant<Middle French, Old French acuntant, present participle of acunter to account

OTHER WORDS FROM accountant

ac·count·ant·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for accountant

accountant
/ (əˈkaʊntənt) /

noun
a person concerned with the maintenance and audit of business accounts and the preparation of consultant reports in tax and finance
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