Definition of direct debit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


direct debit

BrE BrE//dəˌrekt ˈdebɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//dəˌrekt ˈdebɪt//
; BrE BrE//dɪˌrekt ˈdebɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˌrekt ˈdebɪt//
; BrE BrE//daɪˌrekt ˈdebɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//daɪˌrekt ˈdebɪt//
[uncountable, countable] (British English) Banking
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an instruction to your bank to allow somebody else to take an amount of money from your account on a particular date, especially to pay bills We pay all our bills by direct debit. compare standing order See related entries: Banking
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: direct debit