Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The old action of account.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Writ of account. A writ commanding a defendant to render a reasonable account to the plaintiff or show cause to the contrary. Reg. Orig. 135-138; Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 117, E. The foundation of the modern action of account.