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tally system

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Definition of tally system in English:

noun

British
A system of selling goods on short-term credit or an instalment plan.
Example sentences
  • The tally system evolved into the easy hire system, which in turn became hire-purchase.
  • The tally system encourages a foolish and lavish expenditure on the part of those who least know the value of goods.

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