from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Owing money, goods, or services to someone; in debt.
  • adjective Morally or socially obligated to another; beholden.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Owing; being under a debt or obligation; having incurred a debt; held to payment or requital.
  • Beholden; under obligation; owing gratitude, care, recognition, and the like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Brought into debt; being under obligation; held to payment or requital; beholden.
  • adjective Placed under obligation for something received, for which restitution or gratitude is due

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of indebt.
  • adjective Obligated, especially financially.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective under a legal obligation to someone
  • adjective owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English endetted, from Old French endette, past participle of endetter, to oblige : en-, causative pref.; see en– + dette, debt; see debt.]


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