purchases account


purchases account
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purchases account UK US noun [C] ACCOUNTING
an account in the purchase ledger where money spent on goods and services in a particular period is recorded on the debit side: »

New inventory purchases are recorded in the purchases account.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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