ACCOUNTING ENTITY Definition

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ACCOUNTING ENTITY is an organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An accounting entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members--for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, etc. See also ACCOUNTING ENTITY ASSUMPTION.

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RECEIPT is a written acknowledgment that a specified article, sum of money, or shipment of merchandise has been received.

CENTRAL BANK is the major regulatory bank in a country, usually government controlled. The UK central bank is the Bank of England; Germany's is the Bundesbank; in the U.S. it is the Federal Reserve System.

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