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Accompt

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Accompt See Account.Accompt accomptant, etc., are archaic forms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n accompt See account, etc. [The spellings accompt, accomptable, etc., are artificial forms used, not prevailingly, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They are now obsolete, or nearly so, though accompt and accomptant may still be used in the formal or legal style. The pronunciation has always conformed to the regular spelling, account, accountable, etc.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Accompt ak-komt′ an almost obsolete form of Account; Accompt′able, of Accountable; Accompt′ant, of Accountant.
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Usage

In literature:

Should he cross me again, I shall consider the old accompt as balanced, and his Mastership will do well to look to himself.
"Bride of Lammermoor" by Sir Walter Scott
And gold, too, bags of it, the tale of which would never appear in any accompt-book.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
Pray settle accompts with Barnes; take what money of mine is in his hands, and give him acquittance.
"The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" by Tobias Smollett
Whether the accompts of this bank were not balanced twice every year?
"The Querist" by George Berkley
Then he bowed himself out, wishing me luck with the horse he had heard of, and I lighted my pipe with his accompt.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
In this yere the schirreves of London paid for the accomptes of London and Middlesex cccc^ .
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
Of all which 'tis hoped, that shortly a fuller and more particular accompt will be given.
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
The Mindanaians are no good Accomptants; therefore the Chinese that live here, do cast up their Accompts for them.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
York for a number of years employed a third Master to teach Writing, and Accompts.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
Secondlie if yor Lordship knew wt quhat accompt and good opinioun of all gude men he passit sobirlie and quyetlie out of his .
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
And that all the said Goods, Gold, Plate and Sloop was for accompt.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
You may exact accompt from them.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
But what, do I make this good accompt?
"The Palace of Pleasure" by William Painter
For turn me to the accompt of goods purchased during this year of our Redemption, and what have you?
"Idonia: A Romance of Old London" by Arthur F. Wallis
But for brains the accompt is very minute indeed.
"William Shakespeare as he lived." by Henry Curling
Behold this luckless philosopher on the throne closing the last accompts of his royalty with nothing but zeros in his own favour.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
Three persons were appointed to assist him, an accomptant and two clerks.
"The History of the Post Office" by Herbert Joyce
The solidus occurs (theoretically or in accompt) in both gold and silver.
"The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896" by William Arthur Shaw
Here is also a Chamber of Accompts, a Mint, and a Presidial Court.
"The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume IV" by Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz
And Haylysdon accompts be behynde for ij.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"
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In poetry:

Thou Rome, the eight, and yet of seauen,
thou art accompted one:
Thou Rome, to wracke destruction calls,
thou must as rest haue gon.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton