- n. accounting A book in which accounts are kept; ledger.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A book in which accounts are kept.
- n. a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
“For example: in the churchwarden's account book (c. 1525) of All Saints, Derby, occurs an entry beginning: "These be the bokes in our lady Chapell tyed with chenes yt were gyffen to Alhaloes church in Derby --”
“We have been packing all the week, I have nearly finished my preparations for the journey, my trunk stands packed on one side the table, the valise on the other, the bookshelves and mantelpiece are bare and so is the table, except of baskets, papers and bottles and other things to be used on the way; my desk is almost empty, only my journal book, portfolio, account book and inkstands remaining and a precious bundle of Valeria's letters which I did not put in the box with my other papers.”
“One or two of the figures in an account book and on the back of the counterfoils of his cheque book made me open my eyes; clearly I should have to have a talk with the bank manager first thing next morning.”
““I began it,” says Lord Byron, “in an old account book of Miss Milbanke's, which I kept because it contains the word 'Household,' written by her twice on the inside blank page of the covers; being the only two scraps I have in the world in her writing, except her name to the Deed of Separation.”]”
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