national debt

noun

Definition of national debt

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

Word by Word Definitions

national play
  1. : of or relating to a nation

  2. : nationalist

  3. : 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

  2. : a competition that is national in scope

debt play
  1. : sin, trespass

  2. : something owed : obligation

  3. : a state of being under obligation to pay or repay someone or something in return for something received : a state of owing


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