debtor Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “debtor” - English Dictionary

"debtor" in American English

See all translations

debtornoun [C]

 us   /ˈdet̬·ər/
a ​country, ​organization, or ​person who ​owesmoney: Student ​loansforcestudents to ​graduate as debtors.
(Definition of debtor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"debtor" in British English

See all translations

debtornoun [C]

uk   /ˈdet.ər/  us   /ˈdet̬.ɚ/
someone who ​owesmoney
(Definition of debtor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"debtor" in Business English

See all translations

debtornoun

uk   us   /ˈdetər/
[C] a ​person, country, or ​organization that ​owesmoney: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was ​appointedreceiver of the debtor's ​assets. debtor countries/​nations
Compare
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.
Compare
(Definition of debtor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “debtor”
in Arabic مَدين…
in Korean 채무자…
in Portuguese devedor, -ora…
in Catalan deutor, -a…
in Japanese 債務者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 借方, 负债者,债务人…
in Turkish borçlu…
in Russian должник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 借方, 負債者,債務人…
in Italian debitore, -trice…
in Polish dłużni-k/czka…
What is the pronunciation of debtor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“debtor” in Business English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

cracker

a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheese

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More