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chartered public accountant.
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certified public accountant

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.

1910–15, Americanism

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

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