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2 ENTRIES FOUND:

write–off

noun \ˈrīt-ˌf\

Definition of WRITE-OFF

1
:  an elimination of an item from the books of account
2
a :  a reduction in book value of an item (as by way of depreciation)
b :  a tax deduction of an amount of depreciation, expense, or loss
3
chiefly British :  something (as a damaged vehicle) or someone regarded or conceded as a loss

First Known Use of WRITE-OFF

1905

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