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Why is debit abbreviated dr?

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I would guess that dr and cr originally stood for debit record and credit record. No source on that though.
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Dr. is associated with the Latin or Italian word
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Well the first accountant was an Italian monk in the 14th century. The Latin for debit it is debere, shortened to Dr. Just a thought.
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teller? as in bank teller, I think?
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