self-reckoning

reckoning

[rek-uh-ning]
noun
1.
count; computation; calculation.
2.
the settlement of accounts, as between two companies.
3.
a statement of an amount due; bill.
4.
an accounting, as for things received or done.
5.
an appraisal or judgment.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see reckon, -ing1

prereckoning, noun
self-reckoning, adjective, noun


4. judgment, retribution.
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reckoning (ˈrɛkənɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the act of counting or calculating
2.  settlement of an account or bill
3.  a bill or account
4.  retribution for one's actions (esp in the phrase day of reckoning)
5.  nautical short for dead reckoning

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reckon
O.E. gerecenian "to recount, relate," from W.Gmc. *(ga)rekenojanan (cf. O.Fris. rekenia, M.L.G. rekenen, O.H.G. rehhanon, Ger. rechnen, Goth. rahnjan "to count, reckon"), from P.Gmc. *rakinaz "ready, straightforward," from PIE *reg- "to move in a straight line." I reckon, used parenthetically, is now
dialectal (Southern U.S.), but dates from c.1600 and formerly was in literary use (Richardson, etc.). Related: Reckoning (c.1300).
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