Definition of debtor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdetə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdetər//
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a person, a country or an organization that owes money opposite creditor Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French det(t)or, from Latin debitor, from debere ‘owe’. The spelling change in French and English was in imitation of the Latin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: debtor