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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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The prosecutions of 95 miners collapsed amid suggestion of a cover-up by senior police officers, but no one was ever called to account.
I hope that after the referendum, whichever side wins, the likes of Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson will be called to account.
The threat of a trade embargo imposed by Hardcastle sees acting boss Gordon backed into a corner, and Harry called to account.
And high turnouts help ensure politicians are called to account.
Are they just realising they may soon be called to account for the demise of Guisborough from a once pleasant town to live, to a town where people now just pop into?
There seems no avenue whereby these people can be called to account.
Filed by one Azhar Siddique at the LHC, the petition said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif were responsible for the increase in sugar prices, and hence, they should be called to account for the same.
A thorough public investigation should be made with the officers responsible for sanctioning this project being called to account.
Deputy PM Abdylaqim Ademi stated that the coalition partners must discuss this while Education Minister Todorov will be called to account.