Define: Prebilling

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Prebilling

Quick Summary of Prebilling

The issuance of an invoice before the product or service has been provided.

What is the dictionary definition of Prebilling?

Dictionary Definition

To officially lodge a payment request, even though the payment isn’t due until a date in the future. Generally, these are issued in order to get the payment and ensure that it will be paid for, since services have already been rendered.


Full Definition of Prebilling

To submit a request for payment although the payment is not due on a later date. Medical insurance companies will submit a payment receipt before surgery has been completed to ensure payment will be received at a later date.


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Prebilling. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 03, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Prebilling. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 03, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Prebilling. Retrieved April 03, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Prebilling are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 28th December 2019.