tallies


tallies
tal·ly || 'tælɪ n. reckoning, score, total; something on which an account or score is kept; mark made to keep record of a number of items v. add up, total, reckon; list, record; correspond, be in agreement; keep a record of

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  • Tallies — Tally Tal ly, n.; pl. {Tallies}. [OE. taile, taille, F. taille a cutting, cut tally, fr. tailler to cut, but influenced probably by taill[ e], p. p. of tailler. See {Tailor}, and cf. {Tail} a limitation, {Taille}, {Tallage}.] 1. Originally, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tallies — plural of tally present third singular of tally …   Useful english dictionary

  • tallies of loan — Bills of credit which were issued by the officers of the English exchequer when a temporary loan wits necessary to meet the exigencies of government. They were first termed “tallies of loans and orders of repayment,” charged on the credit of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tallies of loan — A term originally used in England to describe exchequer bills, which were issued by the officers of the exchequer when a temporary loan was necessary to meet the exigencies of the government, and charged on the credit of the exchequer in general …   Black's law dictionary

  • To strike tallies — Tally Tal ly, n.; pl. {Tallies}. [OE. taile, taille, F. taille a cutting, cut tally, fr. tailler to cut, but influenced probably by taill[ e], p. p. of tailler. See {Tailor}, and cf. {Tail} a limitation, {Taille}, {Tallage}.] 1. Originally, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writer of the tallies — Writer Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cutter of the tallies — /katar av 5a taeliyz/ In old English law, an officer in the exchequer, to whom it belonged to provide wood for the tallies, and to cut the sum paid upon them, etc …   Black's law dictionary

  • writer of the tallies — /raytar sv da taeliyz/ In England, an officer of the exchequer whose duty it was to write upon the tallies the letters of tellers bills …   Black's law dictionary

  • Tally stick — A tally (or tally stick) was an ancient memory aid device to record and document numbers, quantities, or even messages. Tally sticks first appear as notches carved on animal bones, in the Upper Paleolithic. A notable example is the Ishango Bone.… …   Wikipedia

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