See also: débit
- In bookkeeping, an entry in the left hand column of an account.
- A cash sale is recorded as debit on the cash account and as credit on the sales account.
- A sum of money taken out of a bank account. Thus called, because in bank's bookkeeping a cash withdrawal diminishes the amount of money held on the account, i.e. bank's debt to the customer.
in bookkeeping, an entry in the left hand column of an account
sum of money taken out of a bank account
- To make an entry on the debit side of an account.
- 1962 October, “The Victoria Line”, in Modern Railways, page 217:
- The economist also observed that some of the Victoria Line's cost should be debited to existing lines, as they would benefit from the rebuilding of their interchange stations with the new tube.
- To record a receivable in the bookkeeping.
- We shall debit your account for the amount of the purchase.
- We shall debit the amount of your purchase to your account.
to record a receivable
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debit (not comparable)
- of or relating to process of taking money from an account
- of or relating to the debit card function of a debit card rather than its often available credit card function (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- “debit” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “debit” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- (accounting) debit:
- (accounting) receivable: a debt owed, usually to a business, from the perspective of that business.
- Synonym: piutang
The word is part of false friends between Standard Malay and Indonesian due to shared etymology. The Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore usage can be seen in Malay debit.
- “debit” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.
debit n (plural debite)