the recording or an entry of debt in an account.
that which is entered in an account as a debt; a recorded item of debt.
any entry or the total shown on the debit side.
the left-hand side of an account on which such entries are made (opposed to credit ).
an undesirable or disadvantageous feature.
verb (used with object)
to charge with a debt: The store debited her account for the purchase.
to charge as a debt: The store debited the purchase to her account.
Bookkeeping. to enter upon the debit side of an account.

1400–50; late Middle English < Old French < Latin dēbitum something owed; see debt

predebit, noun, verb (used with object)
redebit, verb (used with object)
undebited, adjective Unabridged
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debit (ˈdɛbɪt)
1.  a.  acknowledgment of a sum owing by entry on the left side of an account
 b.  the left side of an account
 c.  an entry on this side
 d.  the total of such entries
 e.  Compare credit (as modifier): a debit balance
vb , -its, -iting, -ited
2.  (tr)
 a.  to record (an item) as a debit in an account
 b.  Compare credit to charge (a person or his account) with a debt
[C15: from Latin dēbitumdebt]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from M.Fr. debet, from L. debilitum "thing owed," neut. pp. of debere "to owe" (see debt). Debit card is attested from 1975.
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Example sentences
There simply is a debit of one account and a credit of another account, both
  accomplished by our government.
It's not tied to one particular debit card, and sub-accounts can be setup from
  the main account.
Add one more place to the growing list of locations where you should be wary
  about using your debit card: gas station pumps.
It can also be used as a debit card at many downtown restaurants and shops, and
  for parking meters.
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