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reckoning

[rek-uh-ning] /ˈrɛk ə nɪŋ/
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.
6.
Navigation, dead reckoning.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see reckon, -ing1
Related forms
prereckoning, noun
self-reckoning, adjective, noun
Synonyms
4. judgment, retribution.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-reckoning

reckoning

/ˈrɛkənɪŋ/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for self-reckoning

reckoning

n.

early 14c., "narrative, account," verbal noun from reckon (v.). Meaning "a settling of accounts" is from mid-14c.; that of "calculation" is from late 14c. Cf. Dutch rekening "a bill, account, reckoning," Old High German rechenunga, German rechnung, Danish regning "a reckoning, computation." Day of reckoning attested from c.1600.

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