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.
- pre·deb·it, noun, verb (used with object)
- re·deb·it, verb (used with object)
- un·deb·it·ed, adjective
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How to use debit in a sentence
To be debited to the account of M. H. Said we would have nothing to do with it without more knowledge of our principal.Erema | R. D. Blackmore
The Adventurers debited him with a large sum, which ought to have been and was afterwards charged to the purser.Cornish Characters | S. Baring-Gould
Till lately this was not paid out of the Post-office moneys, and the Post-office revenue was not debited with the amount.North America, Volume II (of 2) | Anthony Trollope
When tools are destroyed a record is made showing date and value, and the balance on hand is debited in the last column.
This, and all other sums furnished him, to be debited to the Algerine fund.
British Dictionary definitions for debit
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 debt: Compare credit (def. 17)
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