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direct debit

noun [C or U] uk   us  
an arrangement for making payments, usually to an organization, in which your bank moves money from your account into the organization's account at regular times: I pay my electricity bill by direct debit.
Translations of “direct debit”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自動扣帳…
in Russian договор о постоянных платежах…
in Turkish ödeme talimatı, hesaptan para çekme yetkisi veren anlaşma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自动扣账…
in Polish polecenie zapłaty…
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