Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AC-COUNT' – AC-CRE'TION
- To deem, judge, consider, think, or hold in opinion. I and my son Solomon shall be accounted offenders. – 1 Kings i.
- To account of, to hold in esteem; to value. Let a man so account of us as of ministers of Christ. – 1 Cor. iv. Silver was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon. – 1 Kings, x.
- To reckon, or compute; as, the motion of the sun whereby years are accounted – also to assign as a debt; as, a project accounted to his service: but these uses are antiquated.
- The state of being liable to answer for one's conduct; liability to give account, and to receive reward or punishment for actions. The awful idea of accountability. – R. Hall.
- Liability to the payment of money or of damages; responsibility for a trust.
- Liable to be called to account; answerable to a superior; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct.
- Subject to pay, or make good, in case of loss. A sherif is accountable, as bailif and receiver of goods. Accountable for, that may be explained. [Not elegant.]
Liableness to answer or to give account; the state of being answerable, or liable to the payment of money or damages.
In an accountable manner.
One skilled in mercantile accounts; more generally, a person who keeps accounts; an officer in a public office who has charge of the accounts. In Great Britain, an officer in the court of Chancery, who receives money and pays it to the Bank, is called accountant-general.
A book in which accounts are kept. – Swift.
Esteemed; deemed; considered; regarded; valued. Accounted for, explained.
The act of reckoning or adjusting accounts.
Deeming; esteeming; reckoning; rendering an account. Accounting for, rendering an account; assigning the reasons; unfolding the causes.
AC-COUP'LE, v.t. [accup'ple.]
To couple; to join or link together. [See Couple.]
AC-COUP'LE-MENT, n. [accup'plement.]
A coupling; a connecting in pairs; junction. [Little used.]
AC-COUR'AGE, v.t. [accur'age; See Courage.]
To encourage. [Not used.] – Spenser.
AC-COURT', v.t. [See Court.]
To entertain with courtesy. [Not used.] – Spenser.
AC-COUT'ER, v.t. [accoot'er. Fr. accoutrer; contracted from accoustrer, from Norm. coste, a coat, coster, a rich cloth or vestment for festivals. I think this to be the true origin of the word, rather than coudre, couture, couturier.]
In a general sense, to dress; to equip; but appropriately, to array in a military dress; to put on, or to furnish with a military dress and arms; to equip the body for military service.
Dressed in arms; equipped. – Beattie.
Equipping with military habiliments.
AC-COUT'ER-MENTS, n. [plur.]
- Dress; equipage; furniture for the body; appropriately, military dress and arms; equipage for military service.
- In common usage, an old or unusual dress.
AC-COY', v.t. [old Fr. accoisir.]
To render quiet or diffident; to soothe; to caress. [Obs.] – Spenser.
AC-CRED'IT, v.t. [Fr. accrediter; Sp. acreditar; It. accreditare; to give authority or reputation; from L. ad and credo, to believe, or give faith to. See Credit.]
To give credit, authority, or reputation; to accredit an envoy, is to receive him in his public character, and give him credit and rank accordingly.
That which gives title to credit. [Little used.]
Allowed; received with reputation; authorized in a public character. – Christ. Obs.
Giving authority or reputation.
AC-CRES'CENT, a. [See Accretion.]
Increasing. – Shuckford.
AC-CRE'TION, n. [L. accretio, increase; accres'co, to increase, literally, to grow to; ad and cresco; Eng. accrue; Fr. accroitre. See Increase, Accrue, Grow.]
- A growing to; an increase by natural growth; applied to the increase of organic bodies by the accession of parts. Plants have an accretion but no alimentation. – Bacon.
- In the civil law, the adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; as, when a legacy is left to two persons, and one of them dies before the testator, the legacy devolves to the survivor by right of accretion. – Encyc.