Definition of keep an account of in English:

keep an account of

phrase

  • Keep a record of.

    • ‘They were also told that 10 percent must be saved, 10 percent given to charity, and they had to ‘keep an account of how we spent or saved the other 80 percent’.’
    • ‘The locality collecting this amount should also have the right to spend and keep an account of such amounts.’
    • ‘Chairman of the Greater Manchester Police Authority, Derek Osbaldestin, said: ‘We agreed that everyone would keep an account of the time and resources taken up dealing with the problem and how much the policing operation cost us.’’
    • ‘Buy a little book ruled for the purpose for pounds, shillings and pence and keep an account of cash received and expended.’
    • ‘Somehow he kept an account of these labyrinthine dealings, for the village court records were faultless.’
    • ‘Also keeping an account of the goings on was Paddy Maher, originally from Rathleague.’
    • ‘Normally the operator kept an account of the person's name and amount owed and expected payment every two to four weeks.’