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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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Kim Jong-un said he was ready "to settle accounts with the US" after the Pentagon sent Stealth nuclear bombers to drop dummy munitions on a South Korean island range.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed off on the order at a midnight meeting of top generals and "judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.
It is self-evident that it is necessary to settle accounts with them with arms, not with words," it added.
The company's point-of-service solution for managing accounts receivable enables healthcare providers to settle accounts on the front end of the revenue cycle via real-time, customized scripts.
In the details given of the credit card spending it said that it should not be necessarily be assumed that usage solely related to Mr Mc-Carthy's personal expenses in that "it may also have been used for and to settle accounts for more general items of office expenditure - settling police authority members' phone bills, or paying for travel booked through office admin".
Meanwhile, a senior member of the Islamist opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has accused the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) of using Salafist groups to settle accounts with rivals and cover up its political and economic failings.
Industry sources say that all domestic PTW makers settle accounts with distributors in September.
He vowed to step down in case of revenge to settle accounts after the downfall of the Libyan regime.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said during his balcony speech after Sunday's elections that he did not want to settle accounts with anybody, has given start to a new era and taken a step to ease the tension in politics.
We ousted Ben Ali, the time has come to settle accounts with the UGTT's bureaucratic management which flirts with the transitional government and betrays its base," said Habib Ayadi, a union member.
Some politicians expect to settle accounts with the new government using teachers' discontent, but we won't allow this.
SDSM said they had no intention to settle accounts with the public and state administration.