1. In lending, the power of an individual to secure money or obtain goods on time, in consequence of the favorable opinion held by the community or by the particular lender, as to his or her solvency and reliability; a debt considered from the creditor’s standpoint or that which is to be incoming or due to one. 2. In accounting, a bookkeeping entry on the right side of a bookkeeping account that records the reduction or the elimination of an asset or an expense or the creation of or addition to a liability or item of equity or revenue.