an account in which items are temporarily entered until their final disposition is determined.
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- suspended animation,
- suspended sentence,
- suspender belt,
- suspension bridge
Origin of suspense account
First recorded in 1875–80
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accounting an account in which entries are made until determination of their proper disposition
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