Part of speech: noun

One who keeps accounts.

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Usage examples "accountant":

  1. He stopped at the Works when he left the train, and found his father in his private office beyond the book- keeper's picket- fence, which he penetrated, with a nod to the accountant. - "April Hopes", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
  2. Now, I do love her too; Not out of absolute lust, though peradventure I stand accountant for as great a sin, But partly led to diet my revenge, For that I do suspect the lusty Moor Hath leap'd into my seat; the thought whereof Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards; And nothing can or shall content my soul Till I am even'd with him, wife for wife; Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor At least into a jealousy so strong That judgement cannot cure. - "Dramatic Technique", George Pierce Baker.
  3. Is a book- keeper and accountant; and has been selected as the most competent person to take the militia enrollment of this district. - "History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York", Unknown.