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Definitions of debtor

  1. a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; - correlative to creditor. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who owes a debt: the side of an account on which debts are charged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. One who owes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. One who is in debt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. One who owes another anything; the side of an account in which debts are charged. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The person who owes another money, goods, or services; the side of an account in which debts are marked. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for debtor

  1. He appeared embarrassed, and his fine face worked, until I began to pity him, for it was evident he wished to show me in some way, how much he felt he was my debtor and yet he did not know exactly what to propose. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  2. Sirdar Baptiste was for sending a thousand sepoys to put the fear of destruction in the debtor but the Dewan with his eye on revenue from crops, hit upon this plan of the loud- voiced one of brass. – Caste by W. A. Fraser