bank account

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Originally referring merely to the registry of transactions (deposits, withdrawals) for a fund held by a bank, the sense came to encompass the fund being held.


bank account (plural bank accounts)

  1. A fund, held by a bank in a contractual arrangement between the bank and the owner of the fund, a customer of the bank, into which they can deposit and from which they can withdraw money.

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  • bank account at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • bank account in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.