How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask John D Your Own Question

John D
John D, BS Degree in Engineering.
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 9666
Experience:  Math, science and 25 years experience in computer programming
Type Your Question Here...
John D is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Why is Debit abbreviated Dr.

Resolved Question:

No Comment Added
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  John D replied 8 years ago.


It is believed that DR and CR are abbreviations of latin words, debit in latin is 'debere' (meaning 'to owe') and credit is 'credere' (meaning 'to believe').

There are other theories however. One is that DR stands for "debit record" and CR stands for "credit record". Another theory is that DR is short for "debtor" and CR is short for "creditor.

Hope this hope.


John D and 42 other General Specialists are ready to help you