poor debtor

noun

Definition of poor debtor

: a debtor who has no property or not more than a certain small amount of property subject to execution or who has delivered up his property for the benefit of his creditors in the manner prescribed by law

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“Poor debtor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poor%20debtor. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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