1. An item of debt as recorded in an account.
2. The left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger where bookkeeping entries are made.
3. An entry of a sum in the left-hand side of an account.
4. The sum of such entries.
tr.v. deb·it·ed, deb·it·ing, deb·its
1. To enter (a sum) on the left-hand side of an account or accounting ledger.
2. To charge with a debit: If you use an ATM, the bank will debit your account immediately.
[Middle English debite, from Latin dēbitum, debt; see DEBT.]
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