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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accountant  \Ac*count"ant\,  a. 
  Accountable.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accountant 
  n  :  someone  who  maintains  and  audits  business  accounts  [syn:  {comptroller}, 
  {controller}] 




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