debit

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French debet, from Latin debitum (what is owed, a debt), neuter of debitus, past participle of debere (to owe); Doublet of debt.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛb.ɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛbɪt

Noun[edit]

debit (countable and uncountable, plural debits)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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debit (third-person singular simple present debits, present participle debiting, simple past and past participle debited)

  1. To make an entry on the debit side of an account.
  2. 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.

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debit (not comparable)

  1. of or relating to process of taking money from an account
  2. 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?)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From English debit, from Middle French debet, from Latin dēbitum (what is owed, a debt).

Noun[edit]

debit (plural, first-person possessive debitku, second-person possessive debitmu, third-person possessive debitnya)

  1. (accounting) debit,
    1. In bookkeeping, an entry in the left hand column of an account.
    2. 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.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From French débit (flow, discharge), from from Latin dēbitum (what is owed, a debt).

Noun[edit]

debit (plural, first-person possessive debitku, second-person possessive debitmu, third-person possessive debitnya)

  1. (hydrology) discharge
  2. (of fluid) flowrate

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