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 for On account of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Account \Ac*count"\, n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF.
     acont, fr. aconter. See Account, v. t., Count, n., 1.]
     1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a
        record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
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              A beggarly account of empty boxes.    --Shak.
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     2. A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed
        statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and
        also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review;
        as, to keep one's account at the bank.
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     3. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc.,
        explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has
        been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often
        used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive,
        etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all
        accounts.
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     4. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of
        transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a
        description; as, an account of a battle. "A laudable
        account of the city of London." --Howell.
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     5. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's
        conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
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              Give an account of thy stewardship.   --Luke xvi. 2.
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     6. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. "To stand
        high in your account." --Shak.
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     7. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. "Men of
        account." --Pope. "To turn to account." --Shak.
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     Account current, a running or continued account between two
        or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such
        an account.
  
     In account with, in a relation requiring an account to be
        kept.
  
     On account of, for the sake of; by reason of; because of.
        
  
     On one's own account, for one's own interest or behalf.
  
     To make account, to have an opinion or expectation; to
        reckon. [Obs.]
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              This other part . . . makes account to find no
              slender arguments for this assertion out of those
              very scriptures which are commonly urged against it.
                                                    --Milton.
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     To make account of, to hold in estimation; to esteem; as,
        he makes small account of beauty.
  
     To take account of, or to take into account, to take into
        consideration; to notice. "Of their doings, God takes no
        account."                                   --Milton
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     A writ of account (Law), a writ which the plaintiff brings
        demanding that the defendant shall render his just
        account, or show good cause to the contrary; -- called
        also an action of account. --Cowell.
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     Syn: Narrative; narration; relation; recital; description;
          explanation; rehearsal.
  
     Usage: Account, Narrative, Narration, Recital. These
            words are applied to different modes of rehearsing a
            series of events. Account turns attention not so
            much to the speaker as to the fact related, and more
            properly applies to the report of some single event,
            or a group of incidents taken as whole; as, an
            account of a battle, of a shipwreck, etc. A
            narrative is a continuous story of connected
            incidents, such as one friend might tell to another;
            as, a narrative of the events of a siege, a
            narrative of one's life, etc. Narration is usually
            the same as narrative, but is sometimes used to
            describe the mode of relating events; as, his powers
            of narration are uncommonly great. Recital denotes
            a series of events drawn out into minute particulars,
            usually expressing something which peculiarly
            interests the feelings of the speaker; as, the
            recital of one's wrongs, disappointments,
            sufferings, etc.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "on account of":
     after, because of, by reason of, by virtue of, considering, due to,
     for, in aid of, in behalf of, in consideration of, in favor of,
     in furtherance of, in view of, in virtue of, on behalf of,
     owing to, remedial of, thanks to
  
  

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