The definition of a ledger is a flat stone that covers a grave, or a book that bookkeepers use for entering debits and credits.(noun)
See ledger in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ME sense “large volume kept in one place in church”Bookkeeping the book of final entry, used, in a double-entry system, for recording all debits and credits, as by transfer from a journal, according to the accounts to which they belong
Origin: ME legger, prob. < ME leggen or liggen after MDu ligger: see lay, lie
See ledger in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English legger, breviary
Origin: , probably from leggen, to lay; see ledge.
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