- Misspelling of account.
1856, William Makepeace Thackeray, Burlesques:
- His banker's acount, I fear, is in a horrid state."
1883, George Washington Williams, History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2):
- No objection could be made to her admission, except on acount of her complexion, and Miss Crandall decided to receive her as a pupil.