Meaning of “creditor” in the English Dictionary

"creditor" in British English

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creditornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkred.ɪ.tər/ us /ˈkred.ɪ.t̬ɚ/

someone who money is owed to:

The company couldn't pay its 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 /ˈkredɪtər/ us

FINANCE a person, organization, or government that is owed money:

Filing for bankruptcy protection allows the company to avoid paying 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 money owed by the company

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(Definition of “creditor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)