Part of speech: noun

The chief book of accounts among merchants.

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Usage examples "ledger":

  1. Martha Carrier and her children were probably posted on the wrong side of the moral Ledger when Cotton Mather labeled her " Rampant Hag;" and there they have stood ever since. - "Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism", Allen Putnam.
  2. There were late parcels to put up for the little errand- boy to leave on his way home; there was the shop to tidy, and always a good many entries to make in the big ledger. - "The Rectory Children", Mrs Molesworth.
  3. Mr. Brotherton went back to his ledger; the Doctor plunged into the Star, the Captain folded up his newspaper and began studying the trinkets in the holiday stock in the show case under the new books. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.