One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fail or decline to consider a factor.
- ‘He will be neither consoled nor assured to be told that the prejudicial information was left out of account.’
- ‘It seems to me that it would be clearly wrong to leave those costs out of account since they must form part of the global view.’
- ‘In my opinion it would not be fair, just or reasonable, in any assessment of the loss caused by the birth of the child, to leave these benefits out of account [those are benefits from having a child as a member of one's family].’
- ‘That conclusion, Mr Phillips says, flies in the face of the evidence recorded at paragraph 86 and shows that it was left out of account.’
- ‘If the motive or hope of later obtaining a tax benefit is left out of account, the purchase of shares by a dealer in shares and their later sale must unambiguously be classed as a trading transaction.’
- ‘If I might say so, the attitude adopted by the judge was that which would perhaps appeal to most lawyers experienced in tax matters if Community law considerations could be left out of account.’
- ‘The Court of Appeal left this jurisprudence out of account.’
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