creditor nation

noun

: a nation whose investments abroad exceed in value the investments made in it by foreign countries compare debtor nation

Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of creditor nation was in 1795

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“Creditor nation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creditor%20nation. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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