- an entry recording a sum owed, listed on the left-hand side or column of an account: a double-entry system of bookkeeping, where each debit has a corresponding credit entryThe opposite of credit.
verb (debits, debiting, debited)[with object]
late Middle English (in the sense 'debt'): from French débit, from Latin debitum 'something owed' (see debt). The verb sense dates from the 17th century; the current noun sense from the late 18th century
Do not double the final consonant when adding endings which begin with a vowel to a word which ends in a vowel plus a consonant, if the stress is not at the end of the word (as in target): (debits, debiting, debited).