- *general ledger account to *offset, cancel, or partially reduce another item. A contra entry is not restricted to the same general ledger account as the item to which it relates - the related item may be made in any general ledger account. The Latin word contra means "against" or "opposite."
Auditor's dictionary. 2014.
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