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Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions

Confused by credit card terms? CreditCards.com's glossary of credit card definitions will help. From account holder to Regulation Z, we have defined the most-common and most-confusing credit card terms.


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Chargeback
A credit card chargeback is a transaction returned through a credit card processing interchange by an issuer to an acquirer. Consumers may, under certain circumstances, dispute a purchase made from a merchant and cause a chargeback. A transaction also may be returned because it was noncompliant with the merchant account rules.