Accounting. the entries on a balance sheet that express in terms of money the value of the tangible things or intangible rights which constitute the resources of a person, business, or organization, as of a given date.
1. a money in a person’s bank account: When I deposit this check, I will have a credit of fifty dollars in my savings account. b the balance in a person’s favor in an account: His bookseller’s statement shows a credit of $5.
2. Bookkeeping. a the entry of money paid on account. b the right-hand side of an account where such entries are made. c the sum entered, or the total shown, on this side.
3. delayed payment; time allowed for delayed payment: The store allowed us six months’ credit on our purchase.