Accountatn general, the head or superintending accountant in certain public offices. Also, formerly, an officer in the English court of chancery who received the moneys paid into the court, and deposited them in the Bank of England.

(Ac*count"ant), a. Accountable. [Obs.] Shak.

(Ac*count"ant*ship) n. [Accountant + -ship.] The office or employment of an accountant.

Account book
(Ac*count" book`) A book in which accounts are kept. Swift.

(Ac*cou"ple) v. t. [OF. acopler, F. accoupler. See Couple.] To join; to couple. [R.]

The Englishmen accoupled themselves with the Frenchmen.

(Ac*cou"ple*ment) n. [Cf. F. accouplement.]

1. The act of coupling, or the state of being coupled; union. [R.] Caxton.

2. That which couples, as a tie or brace. [R.]

(Ac*cour"age) v. t. [OF. acoragier; à (L. ad) + corage. See Courage.] To encourage. [Obs.]

(Ac*court") v. t. [Ac-, for L. ad. See Court.] To treat courteously; to court. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Ac*cou"ter, Ac*cou"tre) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accoutered or Accoutred (-terd); p. pr. & vb. n. Accoutering or Accoutring.] [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; à (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for

Accountability to Accursed

(Ac*count`a*bil"i*ty) n. The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness. "The awful idea of accountability." R. Hall.

(Ac*count"a*ble) a.

1. Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct.

2. Capable of being accounted for; explicable. [R.]

True religion . . . intelligible, rational, and accountable, — not a burden but a privilege.
B. Whichcote.

Syn. — Amenable; responsible; liable; answerable.

Accountable ness
(Ac*count"a*ble ness), n. The quality or state of being accountable; accountability.

(Ac*count"a*bly), adv. In an accountable manner.

(Ac*count"an*cy) n. The art or employment of an accountant.

(Ac*count"ant) n. [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.]

1. One who renders account; one accountable.

2. A reckoner.

3. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.

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