• One who renders account; one accountable.
  • A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s).
  • One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.
  • One whose profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of another. The records are usually, but not always, financial records.
  • A sex worker, particularly one who does not want to be publicized as one



  • From Middle English, from Middle French acuntant. Equivalent to account + -ant. First attested in the mid 15th century.
  • First attested in the early 15th century.

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