Origin of debt
Examples from the Web for debt
These low-income students take on debt and are also the least likely to finish.The Student Loan Crisis That Isn’t About Kids at Harvard|Monica Potts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 2013, the company owed the lender about $35,000 per month—solely in interest payments—and imploded in debt.
Between March 31 and June 31, the amount of debt held by the public actually shrank by $47 billion.
The company returned in May 2013 to Wall Streetto raise $600 million in debt and another $312 million in stock.
You see a lot of married men—the debt, the unemployment has broke up the family.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And now he had less of the old high spirits that had enabled him to laugh off the cares of debt.Goldsmith|William Black
She paid the debt promptly from a flexible gold mesh bag on the table; then stooped and wandered among his books.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer
Our debt of friendship to all men is no less binding than our financial obligations.What and Where is God?|Richard La Rue Swain
Dunning—Soliciting or urgently pressing the payment of a debt.
Rather should it be said that every man owes a debt to mankind.Charles Sumner; his Complete Works, v. 4-20|Charles Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for debt
Word Origin for debt
Word Origin and History for debt
late 13c., dette, from Old French dete, from Latin debitum "thing owed," neuter past participle of debere "to owe," originally, "keep something away from someone," from de- "away" (see de-) + habere "to have" (see habit). Restored spelling after c.1400.
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Culture definitions for debt
Idioms and Phrases with debt
see head over heels (in debt).