Definition of off-reckoning in English:

off-reckoning

noun

historical
  • Usually in plural A deduction, specifically one formerly made from the pay of a British soldier, sailor, etc., and put into a special account made available by the government to the commanding officers of regiments to provide for the men's expenses and needs (as food, clothing, etc.). Hence also: the account or fund itself.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From off- + reckoning, perhaps after Dutch afrekening settlement, German Abrechnung deduction, reckoning, settlement.

Pronunciation

off-reckoning

/ˈɒfˌrɛk(ə)nɪŋ//ˈɒfˌrɛk(ə)nɪŋ//ˌɒfˈrɛk(ə)nɪŋ/