I. transitive verb Date: 1682 to enter upon the debit side of an account ; charge with a debit II. noun Etymology: Latin debitum debt Date: 1746 1. a. a record of an indebtedness; specifically an entry on the left-hand side of an account constituting an addition to an expense or asset account or a deduction from a revenue, net worth, or liability account b. the sum of the items entered as debits 2. a charge against a bank deposit account 3. drawback, shortcoming

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  • debit — DEBIT. s. m. Vente, trafic. Debit de draps, de dentelles. marchandises, estoffes de debit, de bon debit, de mauvais debit. il se fait un grand debit de &c. il ne sçauroit trouver le debit de sa marchandise. On dit fig. Il a un beau debit. il a le …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • debit — I noun amount due, amount payable, arrears, bills, commitment, debt, deferred payment, expensum, indebtedness, liability, obligation, pecuniary due, sum owing, that which is owed associated concepts: debit agent, debit and credit system, debit… …   Law dictionary

  • Debit — Deb it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Debited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Debiting}.] 1. To charge with debt; the opposite of, and correlative to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the goods sold. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bookkeeping) To enter on the debtor (Dr.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Debit — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Debit — (franz., spr. bī), Vertrieb, Verkauf, Verschleiß einer Ware; auch Konzession zum Verkauf monopolisierter Handelsartikel. Debitant ist besonders derjenige, der eine Ware im kleinen an die Konsumenten verkauft (debitiert, in Österreich:… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • debit — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. debet or directly from L. debitum thing owed, that which is owing, neut. pp. of debere to owe (see DEBT (Cf. debt)). As a verb from 1680s. Debit card is attested from 1975 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • debit — [deb′it] n. [LME & OFr debite < L debitum, what is owing, debt; neut. pp. of debere: see DEBT] 1. Accounting a) the left hand side of an account, where entries are made showing an increase in assets, a decrease in liabilities, etc. b) such an… …   English World dictionary

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