on account

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on account,

adv in partial payment; in partial satisfaction of an amount owed.
References in classic literature ?
Faucheux, there is also the service which belonged to my mother; all that massive plate which I did not wish to part with, on account of the associations connected with it.
My only reason was on account of you--on account of a question.
Of late his mother, incensed with him on account of his love affair and his leaving Moscow, had given up sending him the money.