What does creditor mean?

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ˈkrɛd ɪ tərcred·i·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creditor(noun)

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


  1. creditor(Noun)

    A person to whom a debt is owed.

  2. creditor(Noun)

    One who gives credence to something; a believer.

  3. Origin: From creditor, from creditum, from creditus, perfect passive participle of credo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creditor(noun)

    one who credits, believes, or trusts

  2. Creditor(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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. Aji Wijaya:

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

  2. Sebastian Vargas:

    No creditor would lend money to an issuer to finance the continuation of unsustainable policies.

  3. Pedro Cruz Villalon:

    If the status of preferential creditor were granted to the ECB, that would call into question the position of other creditors.

  4. 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.

  5. Miguel Perez:

    They took a proposal, I cannot reveal it today, when you have a creditor and partner, you seek to improve the conditions of the relationship.

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