debtor

[ det-er ]
/ ˈdɛt ər /

noun

a person who is in debt or under financial obligation to another (opposed to creditor).

Origin of debtor

1250–1300; Middle English detto(u)r < Anglo-French dett(o)ur, de(b)tour, Old French det(t)or < Latin dēbitōr-, stem of dēbitor, equivalent to dēbi-, variant stem of dēbēre (see debt) + -tor -tor

Related forms

non·debt·or, nounpre·debt·or, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for debtor

debtor

/ (ˈdɛtə) /

noun

a person or commercial enterprise that owes a financial obligationCompare creditor
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