Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An item of debt as recorded in an account.
  • noun The left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger where bookkeeping entries are made.
  • noun An entry of a sum in the left-hand side of an account.
  • noun The sum of such entries.
  • transitive verb To enter (a sum) on the left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger.
  • transitive verb To charge with a debit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which is entered in an account as a debt; a recorded item of debt: as, the debits exceed the credits.
  • noun That part of another's account in which one enters any article of goods furnished or money paid to or on account of that other: as, place that to my debit.
  • To charge with as a debt: as, to debit a purchaser the amount of goods sold.
  • To enter on the debtor side of a book: as, to debit the sum or amount of goods sold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A debt; an entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; -- mostly used adjectively.
  • transitive verb To charge with debt; -- the opposite of, and correlative to, credit.
  • transitive verb (Bookkeeping) To enter on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun In bookkeeping, an entry in the left hand column of an account to record a debt.
  • noun A sum of money taken out of an account.
  • verb To make an entry on the debit side of an account.
  • verb To remove a sum of money from an account as a payment.
  • adjective of or relating to process of taking money from an account

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing
  • verb enter as debit

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English debite, from Latin dēbitum, debt; see debt.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin debilitum ("what is owed, a debt"), neuter past participle of debere ("to owe"); see debt.

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