debtor

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From Old French detour, from Latin debitor

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debtor (plural debtors)

  1. (economics) A person or firm that owes money; one in debt; one who owes a debt
  2. (law) One who owes another anything, or is under obligation, arising from express agreement, implication of law, or principles of natural justice, to pay money or to fulfill some other obligation; in bankruptcy or similar proceedings, the person who is the subject of the proceeding.

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