Definition of creditor
: one to whom a debt is owed; especially : a person to whom money or goods are due
Examples of creditor in a Sentence
She owes thousands of dollars to creditors.
Recent Examples of creditor from the Web
The restructuring plan provides for full payment of claims of True Religion's continuing trade creditors, which includes continuing vendors, suppliers and landlords.
If approved, the filing will allow the brand to remain in business by handing ownership over to creditors.
The lawsuit between Trump and his Chicago creditors was later settled, and the building was completed.
There's the adjacent story of his wife paying back his elicit creditors.
The commonwealth filed for municipal bankruptcy in May, and is in the hole for $70 billion owed to various creditors.
The first meeting of creditors is scheduled for June 6 in Vancouver.
Manhattan residential properties are rarely lost to creditors, with only 27 new residential foreclosures in Manhattan in the first quarter, PropertyShark reported last month.
In this Thursday, May 18, 2017, file photo, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos speaks during a parliamentary session to vote more austerity measures as part of an agreement with international bailout creditors, in Athens.
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First Known Use of creditor
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Definition of creditor for English Language Learners
: a person, bank, or company that lends money to someone
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Definition of creditor for Students
: a person to whom a debt is owed
Legal Definition of creditor
: a person to whom a debt is owed; especially : a person to whom money or goods are due — compare debtor, obligor general creditor : a creditor who is not secured by a lien or other security interest —called also unsecured creditor judgment creditor : a creditor who has a money judgment entered against the debtor and may enforce the judgment (as by attachment or writ of execution) known creditor : a creditor whose potential claim is known or should be known by a debtor and who is entitled to notice of a corporate dissolution or of a date at which claims will be barred (as in bankruptcy) lien creditor : a creditor who is secured by a lien (as by attachment) secured creditor : a creditor who has a security interest (as a mortgage) unsecured creditor : general creditor in this entry
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