a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
A person or firm that owes money; one in debt; one who owes a debt
One who owes another anything, or is under obligation, arising from express agreement, implication of law, or principles of natural justice, to pay money or to fulfill some other obligation; in bankruptcy or similar proceedings, the person who is the subject of the proceeding.
one who owes a debt; one who is indebted; -- correlative to creditor
Origin: [OE. dettur, dettour, OF. detor, detur, detour, F. dbiteur, fr. L. debitor, fr. debere to owe. See Debt.]
A debtor is an entity that owes a debt to another entity. The entity may be an individual, a firm, a government, a company or other legal person. The counterparty is called a creditor. When the counterpart of this debt arrangement is a bank, the debtor is more often referred to as a borrower. If X borrowed money from his/her bank, X is the debtor and the bank is the creditor. If X puts money in the bank, X is the creditor and the bank is the debtor.
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Rank popularity for the word 'debtor' in Nouns Frequency: #2647
The numerical value of debtor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of debtor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.
The only way that I can see America ever becoming a strong nation again is to stop being a debtor nation and to begin spending less than is taxed on it's people.
When providing a DIP, lenders will want to button down everything that hasn’t already been pledged as collateral, having unencumbered assets in a bankruptcy gives the debtor a bargaining chip with the various constituents at the table, which they would likely have to give up in order to get a DIP loan.
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- deutor, deutoraCatalan, Valencian
- võlgnik, võlglaneEstonian
- luotonottaja, luotonsaaja, velallinenFinnish
- חייב, חייבתHebrew
- debitrice, debitoreItalian
- 債務者, 借方Japanese
- kaiwhakatārewa, tangata noho namaMāori
- должни́к, дебито́рRussian
- dolžnik, dolžnicaSlovene
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