obligor

noun
ob·​li·​gor | \ ˌä-blə-ˈgȯr How to pronounce obligor (audio) , -ˈjȯr How to pronounce obligor (audio) \

Definition of obligor

: one who is bound by a legal obligation

Examples of obligor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This issue appears to be as a mirror of the Delray Beach Florida issue except the obligor is being stiffed with an 8.5% interest rate. Richard Lehmann, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of obligor

1541, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obligor

borrowed from Anglo-French, from obliger "to oblige" + -or -or entry 1

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“Obligor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obligor. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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obligor

noun
ob·​li·​gor | \ ˌä-blə-ˈgȯr, -ˈjȯr How to pronounce obligor (audio) \

Legal Definition of obligor

: one who is bound by an obligation to another an obligation extinguished by performance of the obligor — compare creditor, debtor, obligee, promisor, surety

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