What does the word account mean?

Usage examples for account

  1. " I didn't lay my account with this sort of thing when I set out," said Winthrop. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. I came because I felt I must- on somebody's account, if not yours. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  3. Is it only on Dick's account? – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss