debtor


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debt·or

 (dĕt′ər)
n.
1. One that owes something to another.
2. One who is guilty of a trespass or sin; a sinner.

[Middle English dettour, from Old French dettor, from Latin dēbitor, from dēbitus, past participle of dēbēre, to owe; see debt.]

debtor

(ˈdɛtə)
n
(Banking & Finance) a person or commercial enterprise that owes a financial obligation. Compare creditor

debt•or

(ˈdɛt ər)

n.
a person, company, or nation in debt or under financial obligation.
[1250–1300; Middle English detto(u)r < Old French det(t)or < Latin dēbitōrem, acc. of dēbitor <dēbi-, variant s. of dēbēre (see debt)]

debtor

Any entity (including a person, company, or government) that owes payments, financial or otherwise, to creditor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debtor - a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
deadbeat, defaulter - someone who fails to meet a financial obligation
fly-by-night - a debtor who flees to avoid paying
mortgager, mortgagor - the person who gives a mortgage in return for money to be repaid; "we became mortgagors when the bank accepted our mortgage and loaned us the money to buy our new home"
creditor - a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists

debtor

noun borrower, mortgagor, loanee, drawee For every debtor there's a creditor.
Translations
مَدين، مَدْيون
dlužník
debitorskyldner
adós
skuldunautur
dlžník
borçluborcu olan kimse

debtor

[ˈdetəʳ]
A. Ndeudor(a) m/f
B. CPD debtor nation Nnación f deudora

debtor

[ˈdɛtər] ndébiteur/trice m/fdebt relief nallègement m de la dette (du tiers-monde)debt repayment n (by individual, country)remboursement m de dette

debtor

nSchuldner(in) m(f)

debtor

[ˈdɛtəʳ] ndebitore/trice

debt

(det) noun
what one person owes to another. His debts amount to over $3,000; a debt of gratitude.
ˈdebtor noun
a person who owes a debt.
in debt
owing money.
References in classic literature ?
Munro has promised you a gift for your services when performed, and I shall be your debtor for another.
Here I am, proud as Greek god, and yet standing debtor to this blockhead for a bone to stand on
It was formerly the custom in our village, when a poor debtor came out of jail, for his acquaintances to salute him, looking through their fingers, which were crossed to represent the jail window, "How do ye do?
Having completed the entry -- and having also shown, by doubling his original estimate on the Debtor side, that Magdalen's easy compliance with his demand on her had not been thrown away on him -- the captain pressed his blotting-paper over the wet ink, and put away the book with the air of a man who had done a virtuous action, and who was above boasting about it.
We sat before a little fire, with two bricks put within the rusted grate, one on each side, to prevent its burning too many coals; until another debtor, who shared the room with Mr.
when I gaze on thee, and think when and how we are next to meet, I could even wish myself one of thine own degraded nation; my hand conversant with ingots and shekels, instead of spear and shield; my head bent down before each petty noble, and my look only terrible to the shivering and bankrupt debtor this could I wish, Rebecca, to be near to thee in life, and to escape the fearful share I must have in thy death.
He is a debtor of mine and must be brought here at once, or I will confiscate all your merchandise.
He said that no doubt his debtor had told the truth, for he believed him to be an honest man and a good Christian, and he himself must have forgotten when and how he had given him back the crowns; and that from that time forth he would make no further demand upon him.
If Shays had not been a DESPERATE DEBTOR, it is much to be doubted whether Massachusetts would have been plunged into a civil war.
If a man issues more than he can redeem, the government pays his creditors in full and the debtor works out the amount upon the farms or in mines, which are all owned by the government.
be sure That will for all time and in everything Make me your debtor.
But the woman had fled through a door, and on the paper was written:--"This is to certify that I, The Worm, have paid in full my debts to the Senior Subaltern, and, further, that the Senior Subaltern is my debtor, by agreement on the 23d of February, as by the Mess attested, to the extent of one month's Captain's pay, in the lawful currency of the India Empire.