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account

1. 
a. a regular client or customer, esp a firm that purchases commodities on credit
b. an area of business assigned to another
2. on account
a. on credit
b. as partial payment
3. settle or square accounts with to pay or receive a balance due

account

An established relationship for some purpose such as identifying a user on a computer or making financial transactions. See user account, guest account and account number.
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He said that Murdoch will be sued and will be brought to Australia to answer these questions in the Supreme Court, adding that it was time that the tycoon was brought to account, who tries to dictate what do.
The only time that lessons will be learned is when people in public office who are responsible are brought to account.
The Republic's Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that while it might be taking a while, bankers will be brought to account for any criminality they have been involved in.
He said it was a "clearly marked" UN aircraft and demanded that those responsible be brought to account.
It's about time this government was brought to account, they must not be allowed to waste our money and get away with it.
They are breaking the law and they should be brought to account.
Apart from a few scapegoats further down the ranks of the banking sector, none of the top- level masterminds have been brought to account for the global catastrophe.
IT is hard to believe that 11 years have passed since Kirsty Jones' murder, and yet still no-one has been brought to account for her death.
Sayyed said former head of the Hariri probe Detlev Mehlis, who accused Sayyed and the four generals of involvement in the crime, should be brought to account.
I am surprised that football managers are not brought to account for such huge spending on failed investments, comparatively speaking.
And yet, they simply can not just place the responsibility on past rulers, as rulers of today must be brought to account for their own deeds.
Someone needs to be brought to account for this and quickly and not a spokesman, as so often is the case, but a council or government minister.