creditor

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cred·i·tor

 (krĕd′ĭ-tər)
n.
One to whom money or its equivalent is owed.

creditor

(ˈkrɛdɪtə)
n
(Commerce) a person or commercial enterprise to whom money is owed. Compare debtor

cred•i•tor

(ˈkrɛd ɪ tər)

n.
a person or firm to whom money is due.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]

creditor

Any entity (including a person, company, or government) that provides credit. A debtor owes payments, financial or otherwise, to a creditor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creditor - a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
mortgage holder, mortgagee - the person who accepts a mortgage; "the bank became our mortgagee when it accepted our mortgage on our new home"
debitor, debtor - a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
Translations
دائِن، صاحِب دَيْن
věřitel
kreditgiverkreditor
kreditoro
hitelezõ
lánardrottinn, skuldareigandi

creditor

[ˈkredɪtəʳ] Nacreedor(a) m/f

creditor

[ˈkrɛdɪtər] ncréancier/ière m/fcredit rating nindice m de solvabilitécredit risk n (= person) → emprunteur/euse m/f à risquecredit side n
on the credit side [balance sheet] → au crédit
on the credit side, ... (= as an advantage) → l'avantage, c'est que ...credit slip (US) navoir mcredit transfer nvirement m

creditor

nGläubiger m

creditor

[ˈkrɛdɪtəʳ] ncreditore/trice

credit

(ˈkredit) noun
1. time allowed for payment of goods etc after they have been received. We don't give credit at this shop.
2. money loaned (by a bank).
3. trustworthiness regarding ability to pay for goods etc. Your credit is good.
4. (an entry on) the side of an account on which payments received are entered. Our credits are greater than our debits.
5. the sum of money which someone has in an account at a bank. Your credit amounts to 2,014 dollars.
6. belief or trust. This theory is gaining credit.
7. (American) a certificate to show that a student has completed a course which counts towards his degree.
verb
1. to enter (a sum of money) on the credit side (of an account). This cheque was credited to your account last month.
2. (with with) to think of (a person or thing) as having. He was credited with magical powers.
3. to believe (something) to be possible. Well, would you credit that!
ˈcreditable adjective
bringing honour or respect. creditable effort.
ˈcreditably adverb
ˈcreditor noun
a person to whom a debt is owed.
ˈcredits noun plural
the list of names of the actors, producer, director etc given at the beginning or end of a film.
credit card
a card which allows the holder to buy goods etc on credit. to pay by credit card.
be a credit to (someone), do (someone) credit
to bring honour or respect to (someone or something). Your son is a credit to his school; Your honesty does you credit.
give (someone) credit (for something)
to acknowledge and praise (someone for a good piece of work etc). He was given credit for completing the work so quickly.
on credit
payment being made after the date of sale. Do you sell goods on credit?
take (the) credit (for something)
to accept the praise given (for something). I did all the work, and he took all the credit.
References in classic literature ?
Halfacre went into liquidation, as it is called, and compromised with his creditors, reserving to himself a pretty little capital of some eighty or a hundred thousand dollars, by means of judicious payments to confidential creditors, his wife and daughter saw all THEY most prized taken away, and the town was filled with the magnitude of their sacrifices, and with the handsome manner in which both submitted to make them.
Even the days on which Wakem came to ride round the land and inquire into the business were not so black to him as those market-days on which he had met several creditors who had accepted a composition from him.
de Beaufort had calculated that he could not set out for Africa without a good round sum, and, in order to find that sum, he was distributing to his old creditors plate, arms, jewels, and furniture, which was more magnificent in selling it, and brought him back double.
However, I did as he bade me, that you may be sure; and having thus taken my leave of him, I never saw him more, for he found means to break out of the bailiff's house that night or the next, and go over into France, and for the rest of the creditors scrambled for it as well as they could.
"His cruel creditors are more to blame than he is for the poverty that has fallen on us."
Of all Sedley's opponents in his debates with his creditors which now ensued, and harassed the feelings of the humiliated old gentleman so severely, that in six weeks he oldened more than he had done for fifteen years before--the most determined and obstinate seemed to be John Osborne, his old friend and neighbour--John Osborne, whom he had set up in life--who was under a hundred obligations to him--and whose son was to marry Sedley's daughter.
But the creditors came forward now, and complained that inasmuch as through an error for which THEY were in no way to blame the false heir was not inventoried at the time with the rest of the property, great wrong and loss had thereby been inflicted upon them.
Those who are creditors, and those who are debtors, fall under a like discrimination.
I have written to Colonel Forster, to inform him of our present arrangements, and to request that he will satisfy the various creditors of Mr.
Lydgate, in total ignorance of her expectations, was seeing the bills come in, and feeling that Dover's use of his advantage over other creditors was imminent.
I drink water.--I am overwhelmed with remorse and with creditors.
Anatole Kuragin was staying in Moscow because his father had sent him away from Petersburg, where he had been spending twenty thousand rubles a year in cash, besides running up debts for as much more, which his creditors demanded from his father.