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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Accompt, Acompt, n. [ME. accompt, acompte, etc. (14th c.), OF. acompt, after late L. comptum, L. computum calculation.] Account (in various sense of that word). 1432 Exch. R. IV. 572.
Schawand … lettres of ressayt for ȝour accomptis
1441 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 7.
Of the quhilk he sall make lele and trew accompt to the commounes
1450 Exch. R. V. 425.
The said sowm … salbe wele allowit to yhw in yhoure accomptis
a1578 Pitsc. II. 58/18.
[To] appeir befor the judge … to gif accompt of his … heriticall doctrene
1613 Highland P. III. 132.
He is … vpoun fryday or mononday to gif his accompt
1631 Stirling's Royal Lett. II. 507.
A warrant … to defease, and allow … the said yeirlie sowme in your yeirlie accompts
1696 Seafield Corr. 179.
Ther is no accompt as yet heard of hir

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