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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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A small minority of supporters overstepped the mark and their conduct is deemed to be unacceptable at a football fixture and Lancashire Police alongside Blackpool Football Club, the FA, the UK Football Policing Unit and the Crown Prosecution Service will look to ensure they are brought to account for their actions.
A council leader can be brought to account at any time in the course of the administration whereas an elected mayor, once in post, is there for the duration of the term.
No one is apparently to be brought to account or made to answer.
A current Wrexham county councillor, Coun King, also firmly believes there were people in prominent positions who escaped being brought to account for child abuse.
The police should be brought to account for their incompetence, lies, deception, and corruption.
Consequently, a range of stakeholders from big time farm owners to industrialists and business people, all refuse to acknowledge that they must be brought to account for their dues.
I am surprised that football managers are not brought to account for such huge spending on failed investments, comparatively speaking.
It is time those preachers who lecture and brainwash the youth to depart from the true path are brought to account.
VIENNA, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- Those responsible for violence against the civilian population in Syria must be brought to account, said secretary of state at the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Wolfgang Waldner, in an interview with the Austria Press Agency.
Nobody has been brought to account since the conviction of the Birmingham Six was quashed by the Court of Appeal on March 14, 1991.
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.
They are breaking the law and they should be brought to account.