Creditor meaning

krĕdĭ-tər
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The definition of a creditor is a person to whom money is owed or someone who provides credit.

An example of a creditor is a credit card company.

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One who has the legal right to collect a specific sum because of a judgment entered in his or her favor in a civil action. See also levy, writ, and debtor.
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A creditor who has been given or pledged collateral to protect against loss if the debtor fails to fully pay the debt owed.
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(finance) A person to whom a debt is owed.
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One to whom money or its equivalent is owed.
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A person who extends credit or to whom money is owed.
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A creditor who is not a secured creditor.
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An entity that has a monetary claim against a debtor.
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One to whom money is owed or who gives credit to another. See also debtor.
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One to whom the balance of an account is owed. See also debtor.
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One who gives credence to something; a believer.
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General creditor.
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Origin of creditor

  • From Anglo-Norman creditour, from Latin crēditor, from crēditum (“loan”), from crēditus, perfect passive participle of crēdō (“lend”)

    From Wiktionary