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creditor

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noun cred·i·tor \ˈkre-di-tər, -ˌtȯr\

Simple Definition of creditor

  • : a person, bank, or company that lends money to someone

Full Definition of creditor

  1. :  one to whom a debt is owed; especially :  a person to whom money or goods are due

Examples of creditor

  1. She owes thousands of dollars to creditors.



15th Century

First Known Use of creditor

15th century

Rhymes with creditor


CREDITOR Defined for Kids

creditor

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noun cred·i·tor \ˈkre-də-tər\

Definition of creditor

  1. :  a person to whom a debt is owed





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