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creditor

[ kred-i-ter ]
/ ˈkrɛd ɪ tər /
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noun
a person or firm to whom money is due (opposed to debtor).
a person or firm that gives credit in business transactions.
Bookkeeping. credit (def. 11b, c).
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Origin of creditor

1400–50; late Middle English creditour<Latin crēditor, equivalent to crēdi- variant stem of crēdere to believe, entrust (see credit) + -tor-tor

OTHER WORDS FROM creditor

cred·i·tor·ship, nounnon·cred·i·tor, nounpre·cred·i·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for creditor

creditor
/ (ˈkrɛdɪtə) /

noun
a person or commercial enterprise to whom money is owedCompare debtor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for creditor

creditor

One to whom a debt is owed.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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