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 for To reckon without one''''s host
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reckon \Reck"on\, v. i.
     1. To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in
        numbering or computing. --Shak.
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     2. To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle;
        to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to
        adjust relations of desert or penalty.
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              "Parfay," sayst thou, "sometime he reckon shall."
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     To reckon for, to answer for; to pay the account for. "If
        they fail in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for it
        one day." --Bp. Sanderson.
     To reckon on To reckon upon, to count or depend on; to
        include as a factor within one's considerations.
     To reckon with,
        (a) to settle accounts or claims with; -- used literally
            or figuratively.
        (b) to include as a factor in one's plans or calculations;
            to anticipate.
        (c) to deal with; to handle; as, I have to reckon with
            raising three children as well as doing my job.
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                  After a long time the lord of those servants
                  cometh, and reckoneth with them.  --Matt. xxv.
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     To reckon without one's host, to ignore in a calculation or
        arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence,
        to reckon erroneously.
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