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account payable

noun, plural accounts payable.
1.
a liability to a creditor, carried on open account, usually for purchases of goods and services.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for accounts payable

account payable

noun
1.
(accounting, US) a current liability account showing amounts payable by a firm to suppliers for purchases of materials, stocks, or services on credit
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