from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Something owed, such as money, goods, or services.
- noun An obligation or liability to pay or render something to someone else.
- noun The condition of owing.
- noun Financial instruments, such as bonds, mortgages, and loans, that represent a claim to payment and rights of creditorship.
- noun A moral or legal obligation to make reparations or undergo punishment for committing an offense.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services, and whether payable at present or at a future time; that which one person is bound to pay to or perform for another; what one is obliged to do or to suffer; a due; a duty; an obligation.
- noun The state of being under obligation to make payment, as of money or services, to another; figuratively, the state of being under obligation in general.
- noun An offense requiring reparation or expiation; default of duty: a trespass; a sin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability.
- noun A duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass.
- noun (Law) An action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due.
- noun etc. See under
Bond, Book, etc.
- noun death.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An action, state of mind, or object one has an
obligationto performfor another, adopttoward another, or giveto another.
- noun The state or condition of owing something to another.
Moneythat one person or entity owesor is required to payto another, generally as a result of a loanor other financialtransaction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the state of owing something (especially money)
- noun an obligation to pay or do something
- noun money or goods or services owed by one person to another
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English dette, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *dēbita, pl. of Latin dēbitum, debt, neuter past participle of dēbēre, to owe; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]
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From Middle English dett, from Old French dete (French: dette), from Medieval Latin dēbita, from Latin dēbitum ("what is owed, a debt, a duty"), neuter of dēbitus, perfect passive participle of dēbeō ("I owe"), contraction of *dehibeō (“I have from”), from de ("from") + habeō ("I have").
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