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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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Park Avenue South/Madison Square accounts for nearly one third of that total, with 1.
Other information showed they were out to square accounts with the Shankill Butchers, a loyalist gang of the mid-1970s, who slaughtered Catholics during parole or temporary release from jail.
Finding little hope for a rapprochement with the opposition the Government has finally decided to square accounts with the rivals.