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counting house

noun

  1. a building or office used by the accounting and bookkeeping department of a business.


counting house

noun

  1. rare.
    a room or building used by the accountants of a business


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Word History and Origins

Origin of counting house1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Example Sentences

Educate them for the Store and the Counting House—to do every-day practical business.

People divide their time between work and prayer, the kirk and the counting-house; such is life in Glasgow.

A man may prove his courage in the counting-house as effectually as on the field of battle.

The room beyond the counting-house was up a narrow flight of stairs.

If you go to see him in the counting-house, couldn't you—couldn't you leave your little gurl with me?

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