an account, especially in retailing, that permits a customer to buy merchandise and be billed for it at a later date.
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Origin of charge account
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for charge account
If one has a charge-account with a firm, purchases made from them should invariably be charged.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
British Dictionary definitions for charge account
another term for credit account
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