Debtor meaning

dĕt'ər
The definition of a debtor is someone who owes money or an obligation to a creditor.

If you owe money on your credit cards, this is an example of a time when you are a debtor.

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One that owes something to another.
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One who is guilty of a trespass or sin; a sinner.
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A person, company, nation, etc. that owes something to another or others.
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A person or entity who seeks voluntary relief under the Bankruptcy Code or who has been forced involuntarily into a Chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy case by petitioning creditors.
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One who owes a fixed sum of money to another; a person or entity filing, or becoming the subject of, a bankruptcy action.
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A debtor allowed by the bankruptcy court to continue operation of the business during the proceedings.
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Two or more persons both liable for the same debt.
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One who owes a sum of money to another by virtue of a judgment that has previously been rendered.
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(economics) A person or firm that owes money; one in debt; one who owes a debt.
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(law) 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.
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Origin of debtor

Middle English dettour from Old French dettor from Latin dēbitor from dēbitus past participle of dēbēre to owe debt