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Method of accounting   /mˈɛθəd əv əkˈaʊntɪŋ/   Listen
Method of accounting

A bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts.  Synonyms: accounting, accounting system.

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"Method of accounting" Quotes from Famous Books

... of an ecclesiastic[1]—at least, so the churchmen were careful to insist, especially when busying themselves about acts of temptation that would least become the holy robe they had assumed. This was the ecclesiastical method of accounting for certain stories, not very creditable to the priesthood, that had too inconvenient a basis of evidence to be dismissed as fabricatious. But the honest lay public seem to have thought, with downright old Chaucer, that ...
— Elizabethan Demonology • Thomas Alfred Spalding

... The second method of accounting for contrivances in nature admits that they were foreseen and purposed by God, and that He endowed matter with forces which He foresaw and intended should produce such results. But here his agency stops. He never interferes ...
— What is Darwinism? • Charles Hodge

... towns-people had one comprehensive explanation of all these singularities. Owen Warland had gone mad! How universally efficacious—how satisfactory, too, and soothing to the injured sensibility of narrowness and dulness—is this easy method of accounting for whatever lies beyond the world's most ordinary scope! From St. Paul's days down to our poor little Artist of the Beautiful, the same talisman had been applied to the elucidation of all mysteries ...
— Mosses from an Old Manse and Other Stories • Nathaniel Hawthorne

Words linked to "Method of accounting" :   review, book, cash basis, book of account, limited review, accounting, accounting entry, control account, register, audit, leger, accounting system, accrual basis, ledger, debit side, entry, ledger entry, credit side, audited account, account book, pooling of interest

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