- the recording or an entry of debt in an account.
- that which is entered in an account as a debt; a recorded item of debt.
- any entry or the total shown on the debit side.
- the left-hand side of an account on which such entries are made (opposed to credit).
- an undesirable or disadvantageous feature.
- to charge with a debt: The store debited her account for the purchase.
- to charge as a debt: The store debited the purchase to her account.
- Bookkeeping. to enter upon the debit side of an account.
Origin of debit
Examples from the Web for debited
His position was clearly credited and debited in the ledger of life.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
The fees in connection with this are debited to the husband.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
This we kept, and the boat was debited with the amount on the company's books.Old Times on the Upper Mississippi
George Byron Merrick
The side that is first debited with 100 points loses the game.
Those he drew from our van, and was debited with the amount of the same.The Blazed Trail
Stewart Edward White
- acknowledgment of a sum owing by entry on the left side of an account
- the left side of an account
- an entry on this side
- the total of such entries
- (as modifier)a debit balance Compare credit (def. 10)
- to record (an item) as a debit in an account
- to charge (a person or his account) with a debtCompare credit (def. 17)
Word Origin and History for debited
mid-15c., from Middle French debet or directly from Latin debitum "thing owed, that which is owing," neuter past participle of debere "to owe" (see debt). As a verb from 1680s. Debit card is attested from 1975.