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

  

creditor

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkredɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkredɪtər//
 
 
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a person, company, etc. that somebody owes money to The property will be sold to pay off their creditors. compare debtor Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French crediteur, from Latin creditor, from credit- from credere ‘believe, trust’.
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