What does the word ledger mean?

Usage examples for ledger

  1. Martha Carrier and her children were probably posted on the wrong side of the moral Ledger when Cotton Mather labeled her " Rampant Hag;" and there they have stood ever since. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  2. There were late parcels to put up for the little errand- boy to leave on his way home; there was the shop to tidy, and always a good many entries to make in the big ledger. – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  3. Mr. Brotherton went back to his ledger; the Doctor plunged into the Star, the Captain folded up his newspaper and began studying the trinkets in the holiday stock in the show case under the new books. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White