double entry


noun Bookkeeping.

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.
Compare single entry.

Origin of double entry

First recorded in 1715–25

OTHER WORDS FROM double entry

double-entry, adjective
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double entry

noun

  1. a book-keeping system in which any commercial transaction is entered as a debit in one account and as a credit in anotherCompare single entry
  2. (as modifier)double-entry book-keeping
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