Definition of Debtor

1. Noun. A person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt.

Exact synonyms: Debitor
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Deadbeat, Defaulter, Fly-by-night, Mortgager, Mortgagor
Antonyms: Creditor

Definition of Debtor

1. n. One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; -- correlative to creditor.

Definition of Debtor

1. Noun. (economics) A person or firm that owes money; one in debt; one who owes a debt ¹

2. Noun. (legal) 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. ¹

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Definition of Debtor

1. one who owes something to another [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Debtor

debt bondage
debt bondages
debt burden
debt ceiling
debt instrument
debt limit
debtor (current term)
debtor in possession
debtors in possession

Literary usage of Debtor

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 (1912)
"On the contrary, the rule is well settled that in the latter case no such presumption arises, because the judgment debtor sustains no loss by the mere levy ..."

2. 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, ..."

3. Insurance: Principles and Practices by Robert Riegel, Harry James Loman (1921)
"The total amount covered on the indebtedness of a debtor having more than one governing rating shall be limited to the amount set open debtor's highest ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"The execution and statute required the officer "to arrest the debtor, ... That was a case where a defendant was confined in "the debtor's room" of the Jail, ..."

5. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"No further proceedings, unless the debtor appear and consent Further pro- ... And be it further enacted, That if the facts set forth in the debtor to be ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
""A receiver may be appointed who shall take Jj ors, including the property so sold, conveyed, charge of all the assets of such debtor or debt- о'transferred ..."

7. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"When a debtor gave bond in twice the amount of his debt to appear at the next ... Should he, after examination, be allowed to take the poor debtor's oath, ..."

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