Definition of chargeback in English:


Syllabification: charge·back
Pronunciation: /ˈCHärjˌbak


  • 1A demand by a credit-card provider for a retailer to make good the loss on a fraudulent or disputed transaction.
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    • The developers also work with banks to create repeatable custom reports that can focus on any aspect of authorizing a card or transaction, including chargebacks for disputed amounts and fraud.
    • Filing a chargeback or dispute with your bank will result in legal action against you.
    • If you are away at the time it is sent, you lose the right to dispute the chargeback.
  • 1.1(In business use) an act or policy of allocating the cost of an organization’s centrally located resources to the individuals or departments that use them.
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    • He was the suspect, as a much higher number of the credit card chargebacks appeared to relate to slips filled in by him, as compared with slips filled in by others.
    • Or a company's internal chargebacks could actually make it less expensive - at least on paper - to install new cabling dedicated to the integrated system than to use the existing company network.
    • The evolution of sophisticated chargeback programs has been a boon to facility and real estate executives.

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