What does creditor mean?

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ˈkrɛd ɪ tərcred·i·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creditornoun

    a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists


  1. creditornoun

    A person to whom a debt is owed.

    Etymology: From creditor, from creditum, from creditus, perfect passive participle of credo

  2. creditornoun

    One who gives credence to something; a believer.

    Etymology: From creditor, from creditum, from creditus, perfect passive participle of credo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creditornoun

    one who credits, believes, or trusts

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. crditeur. See Credit.]

  2. Creditornoun

    one who gives credit in business matters; hence, one to whom money is due; -- correlative to debtor

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. crditeur. See Credit.]


  1. Creditor

    A creditor is a party that has a claim on the services of a second party. It is a person or institution to whom money is owed. The first party, in general, has provided some property or service to the second party under the assumption that the second party will return an equivalent property and service. The second party is frequently called a debtor or borrower. The first party is the creditor, which is the lender of property, service or money. The term creditor is frequently used in the financial world, especially in reference to short term loans, long term bonds, and mortgage loans. In law, a person who has a money judgment entered in their favor by a court is called a judgement creditor. The term creditor derives from the notion of credit. In modern America, credit also refers to a rating which indicates the likelihood a borrower will pay back his or her loan. In earlier times, credit also referred to reputation or trustworthiness.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'creditor' in Nouns Frequency: #1873

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creditor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creditor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of creditor in a Sentence

  1. Lorne Baring:

    Investors have a glimmer of hope from the fact that in Alexis Tsipras' speech he still refers to a deal being struck. And with the removal of Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister, there is clearly an intent to improve relations with the Troika creditor group, however, in the face of the Greek tragedy and China market turbulence, investors still have plenty to worry about.

  2. Aji Wijaya:

    Whoever the creditor is, the rules of the game here have to be followed.

  3. Hal Hirsch:

    They are now the issuer and the creditor, they shake their own hands, they enter into their own agreement, and they have now effectively eviscerated any claim that the noteholders have.

  4. Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko:

    It's not a matter of compromise ... The legal structure of the restructuring for all the Eurobonds has a most-favored creditor clause that says that we cannot provide better terms for any holdouts, therefore that is the structure within which we will have to work.

  5. Daniel Henn:

    Borrow the money from the bank or credit cards, or even family or friends, you generally don’t want the federal government as a creditor.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. adscripted
    • B. ectomorphic
    • C. unsealed
    • D. eminent

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