indebtedness

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Etymology[edit]

From indebted +‎ -ness.

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Noun[edit]

indebtedness ‎(usually uncountable, plural indebtednesses)

  1. State of owing money; being in debt.
  2. The state of owing something or being under obligation to someone.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 120-1:
      Strong on administrative competence, the ministers as a group were united in their indebtedness to Fleury and in a collective mistrust of any putative successor from the court.
  3. The amount owed.
  4. All debts totalled.

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