cast accounts

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cast accounts (third-person singular simple present casts accounts, present participle casting accounts, simple past and past participle cast accounts)

  1. (obsolete, accounting) To perform basic bookkeeping.
  2. (obsolete) To be numerate; to be capable of arithmetic.

Usage notes[edit]

  • One who casts accounts may be a person equipped with that accomplishment but not using it, just as one who reads is not necessarily reading, nor inclined to it, but literate.