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count·ing·house

also count·ing house  (koun′tĭng-hous′)
n.
A building, room, or office in which a business firm carries on operations such as accounting and correspondence.
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counting house

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countinghouse

n
(Accounting & Book-keeping) rare chiefly Brit a room or building used by the accountants of a business
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count′ing house`


n.
a building or office where the financial records of a business are maintained.
[1400–50]
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counting house

n (old)Kontor nt
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References in classic literature ?
Only I must go round to the counting house and see to things." He got up, stretching and smiling.
"Come, we'll go to the counting house, if you have to go there."
Robredo warned, however, that the time for counting houses was over and the measure of each project 'will be determined by how many families are happily living in their own homes and how many communities have been provided with a better way of life.'
Fashionable folk in fine clothes saunter past elegant buildings housing offices, counting houses and shops.
But there is no refuge on the pitch, or in gossip about WAGS, or in the counting houses of the wealthy club owners.
And it came to pass that the money lenders in their counting houses did squander and foolishly speculate with the money which was not their's so to do.