journal

A daily book; a book in which entries are made or events recorded from day to day. The place where transactions are recorded as they occur. The book of original entry.
In maritime law, the journal (otherwise called "log" or "log-book") is a book kept on every vessel, which contains a brief record of the events and occurrences of each day of a voyage, with the nautical observations, course of the ship, account of the weather, etc.
In the system of double-entry bookkeeping, the journal is an account-book into which are transcribed, daily or at other intervals, the items entered upon the day-book, for more convenient posting into the ledger. In the usage of legislative bodies, the journal is a daily record of the proceedings of either house. It is kept by the clerk, and in it are entered the appointments and actions of committees, introduction of bills, motions, votes, resolutions, etc., in the order of their occurrence
@ journal entry
A recording in an accounting journal of equal debits and credits, with, when necessary, an explanation of the transaction
@ journal entry rule
Regularity of enactment of statute may be inquired into by examining legislative journals
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  • journal — journal, aux [ ʒurnal, o ] adj. et n. m. • 1119; bas lat. diurnalem « de jour », devenu jornal, journal, journel→ journellement I ♦ Adj. Vx Relatif à chaque jour. ♢ (1543) Mod. Comm. Livre journal, et subst. journal : livre de commerce, registre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • journal — jour‧nal [ˈdʒɜːnl ǁ ɜːr ] noun [countable] 1. a serious magazine or newspaper produced for professional people or those with a particular interest: • the Wall Street Journal • the Journal of Political Economy 2. ACCOUNTING a book containing… …   Financial and business terms

  • Journal — Jour nal, n. [F. journal. See {Journal}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events. Specifically: (a) (Bookkeeping) A book of accounts, in which is entered a condensed and grouped statement of the daily… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • journal — I noun acta diurna, biographical record, cash book, chronicle, chronology, contemporary account, daily paper, daily register, daybook, diary, ephemeris, gazette, historical record, ledger, log, logbook, magazine, narrative, periodical, record,… …   Law dictionary

  • Journal — Sn erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. journal m. Tageszeitung , einer Substantivierung von frz. journal jeden einzelnen Tag betreffend , zu frz. jour m. Tag . Das Wort bezeichnete im Französischen und im Deutschen zunächst eher… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • journal — journal, periodical, newspaper, magazine, review, organ are comparable when denoting a publication which appears regularly at stated times. Basically, a journal is a publication which is issued daily and gives an account of matters of interest… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • journal — Journal, m. acut. Est ce qui est du jour, Diurnum quod diei vnius opera efficitur. Et selon ce le Languedoc dit Journal, ou Journau pour une journée d homme des champs, et mesure le contenu des vignes, terres, et prez par Journaux, tout ainsi que …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Journal — »Tageszeitung, Zeitschrift«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 17. Jh. aus frz. journal entlehnt und bis ins 18. Jh. im Sinne von »gelehrte Zeitschrift« gebraucht. Frz. journal ist entsprechend seiner Ableitung von frz. jour (= it. giorno) »Tag« eigentlich… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Journal — Jour nal, a. [F., fr. L. diurnalis diurnal, fr. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. See {Diurnal}.] Daily; diurnal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Whiles from their journal labors they did rest. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Journal — (schurnal), französ., Tagebuch; Notizenbuch bei Geschäftsmännern. s. Buchhaltung; Tagblatt, Zeitung; J. ismus, die Literatur der Tagblätter, J. ist. wer für dieselbe arbeitet. Journal des Débats (– de Deba), s. Bertin. J. isticum. Anstalt oder… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • journal — [jʉr′nəl] n. [ME, book containing forms of worship for the day hours (Little Hours) < OFr, lit., daily < L diurnalis < dies, day (see DEITY): JOURNAL sense 3 prob. via It giornale, of same orig.] 1. a daily record of happenings, as a… …   English World dictionary

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