Definition of Creditor

1. Noun. A person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Mortgage Holder, Mortgagee
Derivative terms: Credit
Antonyms: Debtor



Definition of Creditor

1. n. One who credits, believes, or trusts.

Definition of Creditor

1. Noun. (finance) A person to whom a debt is owed. ¹

2. Noun. One who gives credence to something; a believer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creditor

1. one to whom money is owed [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Creditor

credit scores
credit side
credit system
credit transfer
credit union
credit where credit's due
creditabilities
creditability
creditable
creditableness
creditably
credited
credited(p)
crediting
creditless
creditor (current term)
creditor's rights
creditors
creditour
creditours
credits
creditworthiness
creditworthy
crednerite
credo
credobaptist
credobaptists
credophile
credophiles
credos

Literary usage of Creditor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"So the creditor has an ... if the creditor keeps up the premiums, and his debt is paid before the debtor's death, he may still recover upon the contract, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The prayer In the original petition for the cancellation of the deed from the plaintiff to her husband, and the deed from him to the creditor, was stricken ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"290) though in neither of these countries nor in Scotland can one of several sureties, when sued for the whole guaranteed debt by the creditor, compel the ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Armed with that power the creditor, on the 18th of the same month, entered judgment against the debtor for the sum of $10300 in one of the State Courts, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"Secondly, as to what conduct of the creditor will discharge the surety. The creditor must not, as we have already seen, conceal from the surety any ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"So the creditor has an ... if the creditor keeps up the premiums, and his debt is paid before the debtor's death, he may still recover upon the contract, ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The prayer In the original petition for the cancellation of the deed from the plaintiff to her husband, and the deed from him to the creditor, was stricken ..."

8. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"290) though in neither of these countries nor in Scotland can one of several sureties, when sued for the whole guaranteed debt by the creditor, compel the ..."

9. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Armed with that power the creditor, on the 18th of the same month, entered judgment against the debtor for the sum of $10300 in one of the State Courts, ..."

10. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"Secondly, as to what conduct of the creditor will discharge the surety. The creditor must not, as we have already seen, conceal from the surety any ..."

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