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national debt

noun

Simple Definition of national debt

  • : the total amount of money that the government of a country owes to companies, countries, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of national debt

  1. :  the total amount of money that the government of a country owes to companies, countries, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

nationalplay
  1. :  of or relating to a nation

    :  nationalist

    :  comprising or characteristic of a nationality

  1. :  one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject

debtplay
  1. :  sin, trespass

    :  something owed :  obligation

    :  a state of owing


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