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Meaning of DEBIT

Pronunciation:  'debit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing
  2. [v]  enter as debit, in accounting

DEBIT is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: debit entry
 Antonyms: credit, credit, credit entry
 See Also: account, calculate, charge, entry, ledger entry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Deb"it\, n. [L. debitum what is due, debt, from debere to
    owe: cf. F. d['e]bit. See {Debt}.]
    A debt; an entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; --
    mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account.
  2. \Deb"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Debited}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To charge with debt; -- the opposite of, and correlative
       to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the goods sold.
    2. (Bookkeeping) To enter on the debtor (Dr.) side of an
       account; as, to debit the amount of goods sold.
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