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indebtedness

[in-det-id-nis] /ɪnˈdɛt ɪd nɪs/
noun
1.
the state of being indebted.
2.
an amount owed.
3.
debts collectively.
Origin of indebtedness
1640-1650
1640-50; indebted + -ness
Related forms
overindebtedness, noun
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  • I think that you overestimate your indebtedness to the woman whom you have made your wife.

    A Lost Leader E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • If civil words can cancel aught of our indebtedness I shall not be sparing of them.

    Margaret Tudor Annie T. Colcock
  • Total of my indebtedness, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch Jackson Gregory
  • To the innumerable writers who are quoted, the indebtedness felt is inexpressible.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • The settlers who would not pay their indebtedness caused Dr. McLoughlin to feel keenly their ingratitude.

    Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
  • The detail of Jacobis indebtedness to Sterne is to be found in these two works.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
  • Even Gessner shows his indebtedness in some of his later idyls.

    Ossian in Germany Rudolf Tombo
  • He cleared off the indebtedness of the old firm and had $3,000 ahead.

  • We own sixteen mules and horses, fourteen head of cattle, thirty hogs, and have absolutely no indebtedness of any character.

British Dictionary definitions for indebtedness

indebtedness

/ɪnˈdɛtɪdnɪs/
noun
1.
the state of being indebted
2.
the total of a person's debts
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