- 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).
verb (used with object)
Origin of debit
Related Words for debitedowed, owing, debited, render, figure, reckon, record, invoice, debit, solicit, chase, dun, bone, encumber, nick, book, cuff, paste
Examples from the Web for debited
Historical Examples of 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
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Word Origin for debit
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.