What does the word debit mean?

Usage examples for debit

  1. And he didn'tneglect to add the relatively unimportant item:- Debit Credit Cab fare saved: $ 1. 50. From that time on, both debit and credit items were put down as they occurred to Skinner. – Skinner's Dress Suit by Henry Irving Dodge
  2. Then the Partner of his Joys and Sorrows, with the accent on the Debit Side, would shoot twenty Grains of Asperin into him and plant him in the Flax. – Ade's Fables by George Ade
  3. Well, I kept a mental ledger, and no man ever robbed or assisted me but I made against his name a debit or credit entry. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss