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accountancy

[uh-koun-tn-see] /əˈkaʊn tn si/
noun
1.
the art or practice of an accountant.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; accountan(t) + -cy
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British Dictionary definitions for accountancy

accountancy

/əˈkaʊntənsɪ/
noun
1.
the profession or business of an accountant
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Word Origin and History for accountancy
n.

1854, from accountant + -cy.

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