ledger

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noun led·ger \ˈle-jər\

Definition of ledger

  1. 1 :  a book containing accounts to which debits and credits are posted from books of original entry

  2. 2 :  a horizontal board used for vertical support (as in scaffolding)

Origin and Etymology of ledger

Middle English lygger, leger large breviary, beam, probably from leyen, leggen to lay


First Known Use: 1588


LEDGER Defined for English Language Learners

ledger

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noun led·ger \ˈle-jər\

Definition of ledger for English Language Learners

  • : a book that a company uses to record information about the money it has paid and received


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