double entry


Definition of double entry

: a method of bookkeeping that recognizes both sides of a business transaction by debiting the amount of the transaction to one account and crediting it to another account so the total debits equal the total credits

Examples of double entry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steps off the circular driveway lead up to a portico supported by thick columns and protecting an arched double entry door. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 For decades, ranching, mining and railroad workers living around Antelope entered the double entry doors to socialize and receive support when needed. oregonlive, 26 Nov. 2021 The gray-haired man in the pearlescent blue silk suit was Richard Reynolds: double entry, member of Congress from Delaware and multiple arrests for solicitation of a prostitute—no convictions. August Cole, Wired, 5 June 2020 The master bedroom offers a glamorous bathroom complete with a double entry walk-in shower, overhead rain shower and a custom walk-in closet that features a vanity area, dressing room and chandelier lighting. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, 15 Oct. 2019 The other two, published in 16th-century Antwerp and London, reflect double entry’s movement west across Europe. Jane Gleeson-white, WSJ, 23 Sep. 2018 It was named for the Medici Bank of Florence — a pioneer of the double entry bookkeeping that revolutionized money and banking in the Renaissance. New York Times, 27 June 2018 The gravel driveway leads to a lower-level, two-car garage, and also winds past a cobblestone walkway leading to double entry doors topped by a half-moon window. New York Times, 6 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of double entry

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double entry was in 1741

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Last Updated

26 Mar 2022

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“Double entry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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