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 for action of account
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
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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
     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.
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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
     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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