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account,

n a basic storage unit in an accounting system. Individual accounts accept debit and credit entries that reflect the different types of transactions made by the practice.
account book,
n a book in which the financial transactions of a business or profession are entered. Such books may be admitted as evidence.
account, open,
n a straightforward arrangement between the dental provider and the patient for the handling of financial payments due the dental provider and owed by the patient.
account, payable,
n a dollar amount owed to creditors for items or services purchased from them.
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The commercial book-entry system, initiated in 1967, facilitates the safekeeping and transfer of large volumes of marketable Treasury securities through the substitution of computerized accounts for paper securities.
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The only type of nondepository institution that is associated with multiple-account usage is the brokerage company, where the average number of accounts for households using these firms is about 1.