Definition of ledger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈledʒə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈledʒər//
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a book in which a bank, a business, etc. records the money it has paid and received to enter figures in the purchase/sales ledger Word Originlate Middle English legger, ligger (denoting a large bible or breviary), probably from variants of lay (verb) and lie, influenced by Dutch legger and ligger. Current senses date from the 16th cent.
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