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Meaning of “creditor” in the English Dictionary

"creditor" in British English

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creditornoun [C]

uk   /ˈkred.ɪ.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
someone who ​money is ​owed to: The ​company couldn't ​payits creditors.
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(Definition of creditor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"creditor" in American English

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creditornoun [C]

 us   /ˈkred·ɪ·t̬ər/
a ​country, ​organization, or ​person to whom ​money is ​owed: He’s ​trying to ​earn enough to ​pay off his creditors.
(Definition of creditor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"creditor" in Business English

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creditornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkredɪtər/
FINANCE a ​person, ​organization, or ​government that is ​owedmoney: Filing for ​bankruptcyprotectionallows the ​company to ​avoidpaying creditors while it ​works out a ​plan to ​reorganize. a ​big/large/​major creditor He has been ​sued several ​times by his creditors.
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creditors [plural] UK ( US payables) ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the ​amounts in a company's ​accounts that show ​moneyowed by the ​company
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(Definition of creditor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “creditor”
in Arabic دائن…
in Korean 채권자…
in Portuguese credor, -ora…
in Catalan creditor, -a…
in Japanese 債権者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 债权人,债主…
in Turkish alacaklı, kredi veren kişi/kurum…
in Russian кредитор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 債權人,債主…
in Italian creditore, -trice…
in Polish wierzyciel/ka…
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