Pronunciation: (deb'it),[key] —n. 1. the recording or an entry of debt in an account.
2. Bookkeeping. a. that which is entered in an account as a debt; a recorded item of debt.
b. any entry or the total shown on the debit side.
c. the left-hand side of an account on which such entries are made (opposed to credit).
3. an undesirable or disadvantageous feature.
—v.t. 1. to charge with a debt: The store debited her account for the purchase. 2. to charge as a debt: The store debited the purchase to her account. 3. Bookkeeping.to enter upon the debit side of an account.