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accountant

[uh-koun-tnt] /əˈkaʊn tnt/
noun
1.
a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial accounts.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; account + -ant; replacing late Middle English accomptant < Middle French, Old French acuntant, present participle of acunter to account
Related forms
accountantship, noun
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accountant

/əˈkaʊntənt/
noun
1.
a person concerned with the maintenance and audit of business accounts and the preparation of consultant reports in tax and finance
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Word Origin and History for accountantship
accountant
mid-15c., "one who renders accounts," from O.Fr. acuntant (Mod.Fr. accomptant), from prp. of accompter (see account). Sense of "professional maker of accounts" is recorded from 1530s.
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