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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
Formerly an officer in the English Court of Chancery, who received all moneys lodged in court, and by whom they were deposited in bank and disbursed. The office was abolished by the Chancery Funds Act 1872, and the duties transferred to the paymaster-general.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Accountant General'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/a/accountant-general.html. 1910.