- To challenge or contest.
- To hold answerable for.
- On credit.
- Because of; for the sake of:
- Under no circumstances.
- For oneself.
- On one's own; by oneself:
He wants to work on his own account.
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Origin of Account
Middle English from Old French acont from aconter to reckon a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) cunter to count (from Latin computāre to sum up compute)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman acunte (“account”), from Old French acont, from aconter (“to reckon”), from Latin computo (“to sum up”)
From Anglo-Norman acounter, accomptere et al., Middle French aconter, acompter, from a- + conter (“to count”). Compare count.
First attested around 1300. ((reckoning of moneys received and paid):)
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