double entry

  1. a method in which each transaction is entered twice in the ledger, once to the debit of one account, and once to the credit of another.

Origin of double entry

First recorded in 1715–25

Other words from double entry

  • double-entry, adjective

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How to use double entry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for double entry

double entry

    • a book-keeping system in which any commercial transaction is entered as a debit in one account and as a credit in another: Compare single entry

    • (as modifier): double-entry book-keeping

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