account stated
account stat·ed /-'stā-təd/ n pl accounts stated: an account presented by a creditor to his or her debtor which by implied or express acceptance has been agreed upon by both parties as correct

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

account stated
1) A statement of the amount that parties to a transaction, loan, or settlement agree is owed by one to the other.
2) The name for a cause of action in a lawsuit brought to collect the amount the parties have agreed is owed.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


account stated
An amount that accurately states money due to a creditor; a debt arising out of transactions between a debtor and creditor that has been reduced to a balance due for the items of account.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


account stated
An amount that accurately states money due to a creditor; a debt arising out of transactions between a debtor and creditor that has been reduced to a balance due for the items of account.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

account stated
n.
   a statement between a creditor or the person to whom money is owed and a debtor (the person who owes) that a particular amount is owed to the seller as of a certain date. Often the account stated is a bill, invoice or a summary of invoices, signed by the customer or sent to the customer who pays part or all of it without protest. This is important when a frustrated businessman sues for "account stated" which sets both the debtor's liability and the exact amount the debtor must pay, which is less complicated than claiming a debt is due and payable. An account stated may carry a longer statute of limitations (time to file suit) than some other forms of debt depending on the state.
   See also: debt

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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