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  • noun See accountant.

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  • noun obsolete An accountant.

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Examples

  • Mathematicks in the College of Oxford, and a certain great accomptant and projector, one Patersone, [26] from Scotland, but bred in England from his infancy ....

    The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746) (Bell's Scottish History Source Books.)

  • He had been deputy accomptant general, both to his brother and his successor; and likewise deputy to Mr. Addison, as keeper of the records in Birmingham-Tower.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Mr. Addison, upon becoming principal secretary of state in England in 1717, procured the place of accomptant and comptroller general of the revenue in Ireland for Mr. Budgell, which is worth 400 l. a year, and might have had him for his under secretary, but it was thought more expedient for his Majesty's service, that Mr. Budgell should continue where he was.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • He took no interest, and only required that, at repayment, a small fee should be given to the accomptant; but he required that the day of promised payment should be exactly kept.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes Volume the Eighth: The Lives of the Poets, Volume II

  • Allen accepted the legacy, which he gave to the hospital at Bath, observing that Pope was always a bad accomptant, and that, if to 150_l_. he had put a cipher more, he had come nearer to the truth [145].

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes Volume the Eighth: The Lives of the Poets, Volume II

  • In accompts of any length or importance, Merchants seldom trust to the, infallible certainty of numbers for their security; but by the artificial structure of the accompts, produce a probability beyond what is derived from the skill and experience of the accomptant.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

  • In accompts of any length or importance, Merchants seldom trust to the, infallible certainty of numbers for their security; but by the artificial structure of the accompts, produce a probability beyond what is derived from the skill and experience of the accomptant.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

  • In accompts of any length or importance, Merchants seldom trust to the, infallible certainty of numbers for their security; but by the artificial structure of the accompts, produce a probability beyond what is deriv'd from the skill and experience of the accomptant.

    A treatise of human nature

  • I am resolved to keep account of all these matters, and Mr. Longman has already furnished me with a vellum book of white paper; some sides of which I hope soon to fill with the names of proper objects: And though my dear master has given me all this without account, yet shall he see (but nobody else) how I lay it out, from quarter to quarter; and I will, if any be left, carry it on, like an accomptant, to the next quarter, and strike a balance four times

    Pamela

  • Anthony Birks, master of Gosberton school, sui* - veyor and accomptant, Feb. 8, 1753.

    Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer ...

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