Ac*count"ant (?), n. [Cf. F.
accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.] 1. One
who renders account; one accountable.
2. A reckoner.
3. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts,
accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the
Accountatn general, the head or superintending
accountant in certain public offices. Also, formerly, an officer in the
English court of chancery who received the moneys paid into the court, and
deposited them in the Bank of England.
Ac*count"ant, a. Accountable.