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chartered accountant

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noun British.
  1. a member of the Institute of Accountants. Abbreviation: C.A.
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Origin of chartered accountant

First recorded in 1850–55
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chartered accountant

  1. (in Britain) an accountant who has passed the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in IrelandAbbreviation: CA
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