countinghouse countinghouse


  • (n) office used by the accountants of a business


  1. Its dingy, fourth-floor Manhattan offices resemble a countinghouse out of Charles Dickens.
  2. The VCs finger stacks of money like countinghouse kings while they grill the hopefuls, causing more squirm and humiliation than The Office.
  3. In Italy, where women are known more for their success in the kitchen than in the countinghouse, the world of high finance has long been considered the preserve of males.
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propriety propriety
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