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C.P.A.

2.
chartered public accountant.

certified public accountant

noun
1.
an accountant certified by a state examining board as having fulfilled the requirements of state law to be a public accountant.
Abbreviation: C.P.A.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism
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certified public accountant

noun
1.
(in the US) a public accountant certified to have met state legal requirements Compare certified accountant
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