What word better denotes a money transaction: debit or credit?

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    What's wrong with with transaction? – Gob Ties Jul 13 '14 at 2:38
  • Transaction is too general. I am looking for something specific to money. – Vlad Jul 13 '14 at 2:40
  • Transaction has taken on some additional meanings, but the original meaning was business dealings and the records of business dealings. Unless used with a specifically non-monetary context most people will assume a financial meaning. Entries in a ledger are called a transaction, whether they are a credit or a debit. Bank statements and check registers use the term as well. – Jason M Jul 13 '14 at 2:51
  • Depends if your an accountant or not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debits_and_credits#Terminology – Scott Pelak Dec 5 '15 at 18:27

Pecuniary - (adjective)

  1. consisting of or measured in money
  2. of or relating to money


You could say a pecuniary transaction or pecuniary trade or pecuniary barter /dealing.

You could also use financial, fiscal or monetary in place of pecuniary. The definition is from Merriam Webster.

  • Will the veteran who downvoted venture to talk? – vickyace Jul 13 '14 at 15:07

Disbursement--the act of disbursing;(or) funds paid out. (see also disburse(vt); disbursed; disbursing; disburser.

to Disburse--to pay out, esp. from a fund; to make a payment in settlement of obligation, debt, will, etc.

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