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.
- double-entry, adjective
- Compare single entry.
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How to use double entry in a sentence
The book-keeper is abroad every where, with an indestructible faith in double entry.
Gladstone never allowed his religion to tint his statesmanship, and we all know businessmen who follow the double-entry scheme.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12 | Elbert Hubbard
Book-keeping by double entry is admirable, and records several things in an exact manner.Past and Present | Thomas Carlyle
Mrs. Deborah undertook, as a beginning, to teach the girl book-keeping by single and double entry.The Chaplain of the Fleet | Walter Besant and James Rice
No girl who had once tackled book-keeping, by single and double entry, could want any more solid instruction.The Chaplain of the Fleet | Walter Besant and James Rice
British Dictionary definitions for 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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