on account

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on (one's) account

Because of or for the benefit of someone else. Please, don't stop the class on my account; I'll just observe from the back. I can't believe you organized this massive surprise party on my account!
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on account

Towards repayment of a debt. At your current monthly payments on account, your loan will be completely repaid in three years.
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on someone's account

because of someone. Don't do it on my account. They were late on Jane's account.
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on account

[money paid or owed] on a debt. I paid twelve dollars on account last month. Wasn't that enough? I still have $100 due on account.
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on account

In part payment of a debt, as in He paid half the amount on account. [Early 1600s]
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on (someone's) account

For someone's benefit: It's nice of you to make such an effort on his account.
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on account

On credit.
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References in classic literature ?
A failure would have been in better taste; it would have shown at least some imagination, some anxiety on one's account I did not reflect that even Raffles could scarcely be expected to picture me in my cups with the son of the house that I had come to rob; chatting with him, ministering to him; admiring his cheery courage, and honestly attempting to lighten his load