double-entry bookkeeping

/ˌdʌb(ə)l ˌentri 'bυkki:pɪŋ/ noun
a system of bookkeeping where both debit and credit entries are recorded in the accounts at the same time (e.g., when a sale is credited to the sales account the purchaser’s debt is debited to the debtors account)

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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