Double-Entry Bookkeeping Definition

Double-entry bookkeeping is an accounting method where a transaction is recorded using at least one debit and one credit in the same amount to balance. 

Double-Entry Bookkeeping Expanded Definition
Using the double-entry bookkeeping method of recording transactions, a business would record a debit (dr) and an equal credit (cr) so that the business records balance.

This is the most commonly used method of accounting for business transactions. The double-entry bookkeeping system can generate useful financial reports for business owners.

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