Accounting Definitions D
Bookkeeping Terms Starting With Letter D

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Accounting Definitions D
Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter D

ACCOUNTING DEFINITIONS D:

Deal:

To distribute among a number of persons. To consider, discuss, or administer; take action with. To trade or do business with. The act of distributing. A transaction or bargain.

Debate:

To discuss or argue about, as in a public meeting. To discuss in formal argument. To consider, deliberate upon in the mind as alternatives. The discussing of any question.

Debenture:

A bond backed only by the credit standing of the issuer, sometimes convertible into stock.

Debits:

A column on the left of an accounting statement where debts and expenses are recorded.

Debit:

To enter on the debit side of an account. The debit side is the left side.

Debt:

That which one owes, an obligation, or the state of being indebted.

Debtor:

One who is in debt, one who is under obligation to another as for money or goods or for service, benefit or help.

Decision:

The act of deciding or making up one's mind. Decisive result, settlement, judgment as of a court. The quality of being positive and firm.

Decisive:

Putting an end to uncertainty, debate, or question, conclusive.

Decrease:

To grow, or cause to grow, less or smaller. To diminish by a gradual process. To reduce. The act, process or state of decreasing.

Deduce:

To derive as a conclusion. To infur or conclude.

Deduct:

To subtract or take away.

Deduction:

The act of deducting. A subtraction or abatement.

Deed:

A written instrument containing a grant signed and sealed by the grantor. any instrument in writing under seal, whether a bond, agreement, or contract of any kind is a deed but the word is more frequently used in regard to the conveyance of real estate.

Deeded:

Law conveyed by a deed.

Default:

A failure in or neglect of an obligation or duty., failure to pay a sum due.

Defaulter:

One who defaults. One who fails to account for trust money, a delinquent, embezzler or one who fails to ay debts.

Deflation:

The act or condition of being deflated or reduced in volume. A decrease in the amount of currency in a country.

Defraud:

To take or withhold property from by fraud, cheat, swindle.

Delegate:

A person appointed and sent by another, with power to transact business as his representative.

Delegation:

The act of delegating. A delegation of powers or authority.

Deletion:

The act of deleting, erasure. Also, matter erased or canceled.

Delinquent:

Neglectful of or failing in duty or obligation, faulty. Due and unpaid, as taxes.

Demonetize:

To deprive of standard value. To withdraw from use as currency.

Deny:

To declare to be untrue. To reject as false, declare to be unfounded or not real. To refuse to give, withhold. To refuse a request. To decline, refuse to accept.

Dependent:

One who looks to another for support or favor, a retainer.

Deplete:

To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste. To empty or partially empty. To lessen or remove the contents of.

Depreciation:

The amount or percentage by which something decreases in value over time, usually one year.

Designate:

To indicate or make recognizable by some mark, sign or name. To name or entitle. To select or appoint for a specific purpose, duty or office.

Desk:

Table or case specially adapted for writing or studying. A stand for public reading or preaching.

Determine:

To settle or decide. To give aim, purpose, or direction to.

Diminutive:

Of relatively small size. Diminishing or tending to diminish.

Dispense: To give or deal out in portions, distribute. To compound or give out.

Dispute:

To question the validity, genuineness of.

Disqualify:

To render unqualified or unfit, incapacitate, disable.

Dissolution:

The act or state of dissolving, disintegration. Liquefaction. Separation, breaking up as of an assembly or corporation or of a partnership.

Distribute:

To divide and deal out in shares. To divide and classify categorize.

Divide:

To cut or separate into parts. To distribute in shares, portion out.

Double-Entry Accounting:

A system of recording transactions in a way that maintains the equality of the accounting equation which is assets=liabilities+owner's equity. The double-entry system records each transaction as both a debit and a credit.

Drawing Account:

A company account from which a company employee may draw money for expenses or as an advance against a future salary payment.

Duplicate:

Made or done exactly like an original. To make an exact copy of, reproduce exactly.

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