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Definitions of debt

  1. the state of owing something (especially money); "he is badly in debt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an obligation to pay or do something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. money or goods or services owed by one person to another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which is due from one person to another; obligation; as, an unpaid bill is a debt; sin; as, "Forgive us our debts.". The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. What one owes to another: what one becomes liable to do or suffer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Anything owed or due. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. That which one owes; an obligation; indebtedness; trespass. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for debt

  1. He is always ready to work off the debt – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Someone must pay that debt – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White