from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that owes something to another.
- n. One who is guilty of a trespass or sin; a sinner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person or firm that owes money; one in debt; one who owes a debt
- n. One who owes another anything, or is under obligation, arising from express agreement, implication of law, or principles of natural justice, to pay money or to fulfill some other obligation; in bankruptcy or similar proceedings, the person who is the subject of the proceeding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; -- correlative to creditor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who owes another money, goods, or services; one who is in debt; hence, one under obligations to another for advantages received, or to do reparation for an injury committed; one who has received from another an advantage of any kind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
Middle English dettour, from Old French dettor, from Latin dēbitor, from dēbitus, past participle of dēbēre, to owe; see debt.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)