direct debit

noun

Definition of direct debit

chiefly British
: a way of paying bills by allowing people or companies to take money directly from a customer's bank account on a particular day
  • paying your bills by direct debit

Word by Word Definitions

direct play
  1. : to write (a letter) to a person

  2. : to mark with the name and address of the intended recipient

  3. : to impart orally

  1. : having or being motion in the general planetary direction from west to east : not retrograde (see 1retrograde 1a(1))

  2. : stemming immediately from a source

  3. : being or passing in a straight line of descent from parent to offspring : lineal

  1. : in a direct (see 2direct) way: such as

  2. : from point to point without deviation : by the shortest way

  3. : from the source without interruption or diversion (see diversion 1)

debit play
  1. : to enter upon the debit side of an account : charge with a debit

  1. : a record of an indebtedness

  2. : the sum of the items entered as debits

  3. : a charge against a bank deposit account


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