Definition of “debtor” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “debtor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“debtor” in American English

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debtornoun [ C ]

us /ˈdet̬·ər/

a country, organization, or person who owes money:

Student loans force students to graduate as debtors.

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“debtor” in Business English

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uk /ˈdetər/ us

[ C ] a person, country, or organization that owes money:

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was appointed receiver of the debtor's assets.
debtor countries/nations
debtors [ plural ] UK US receivables

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the money that is owed to a company and that is shown in its accounts as an asset:

When a client is issued with a bill, the amount on the bill should be entered as debtors in the firm's accounts.

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