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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 between a user and another entity such as a computer, website or financial organization. See user account, guest account and account number.
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If it's used on a regular basis, though, cost accountants should consider creating accounts for the new ABC data in the chart of accounts.
After examining similar accounts of captivity by continental writers, Fernand Braudel argued that European governments encouraged the publication of such accounts for an ideological purpose: to alienate readers from Islam and Muslims.
High-tech companies also point to the perceived deficiencies in the way that purchase method accounts for intangible assets.
banks could not open accounts for foreign companies or individuals unless they knew the owners' identities, and they couldn't open accounts for "brass plate" banks that didn't operate where they were registered or that didn't identify customers moving money through their correspondent accounts, which are devices for anonymously bundling and transferring funds.
Because the Federal Reserve Banks maintain accounts for many depository institutions, the Reserve Banks are able to serve as the vehicles through which Treasury calls note-account funds.