direct debit


Definition of direct debit

chiefly British

  1. :  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

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

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

    :  to impart orally

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

    :  stemming immediately from a source

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

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

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

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

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

  1. :  a record of an indebtedness

    :  an entry on the left-hand side of an account constituting an addition to an expense or asset account or a deduction from a revenue, net worth, or liability account

    :  the sum of the items entered as debits

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