Part of speech: noun

The act of counting; account or indebtedness; a settlement of accounts.

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Usage examples "reckoning":

  1. It was as though he had in view a coming reckoning- his reckoning with something far out in eternity- and he must see to it that when that time came he could feel free- free. - "The Great Hunger", Johan Bojer.
  2. " Yes, yes," said the honest quartermaster; " it was a fine thing; but a heavy reckoning is at hand. - "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.
  3. They got past my reckoning long ago. - "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.