- The definition of indebted is that you owe money or favors to someone.
When your friend helps you to get your job, this is an example of when you may feel indebted to him.
indebted definition by Webster's New World
- in debt or under legal obligation to repay something received
- owing gratitude, as for a favor received
Origin: Middle English endetted ; from Old French endeté, past participle of endetter ; from en- (L in-) plush dette: see debt
indebted definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English endetted, from Old French endette, past participle of endetter, to oblige : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + dette, debt; see debt.