- a person who is in debt or under financial obligation to another (opposed to creditor).
Origin of debtor
Examples from the Web for debtor
But that means that the debtor will be on the hook for somewhere around 25% of the forgiven debt.Ask the Blogger
December 3, 2012
Bartleby ends in debtor's prison, where the lawyer visits him and finds him - dead.David's Bookclub: Bartleby the Scrivener
November 26, 2012
Given all that, the chances of the IRS coming after the debtor for income tax on the forgiven debt are exactly zero.Debt and Taxes
November 14, 2012
In Europe the principal divide that has opened is among countries, with debtor nations pitted against creditor nations.Top Economists on How to Fix the Economy
October 12, 2011
The document gave Billings claim to all personal property, bank accounts, and future earnings of the debtor.New Suspect in Florida Killings
July 23, 2009
When he was overpowered by these fits, the debtor often turned it for him.Little Dorrit
She had nothing to reproach him with; on the contrary, she felt she was his debtor.His Masterpiece
We have paid our debts; we have become a creditor rather than a debtor nation.
No man lives in freedom anywhere on earth who is not his debtor and his follower.
But Blake was playing for a fortune, for shelter from a debtor's prison.Mistress Wilding
- a person or commercial enterprise that owes a financial obligationCompare creditor
Word Origin and History for debtor
early 13c., dettur, dettour, from Old French detour, from Latin debitor "a debter," from past participle stem of debere; see debt. The -b- was restored in later French, and in English c.1560-c.1660. The KJV has detter three times, debter three times, debtor twice and debtour once.