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debtor


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Debtor  \Debt"or\,  n.  [OE.  dettur,  dettour,  OF  detor,  detur, 
  detour,  F.  d['e]biteur,  fr  L.  debitor,  fr  debere  to  owe. 
  See  {Debt}.] 
  One  who  owes  a  debt;  one  who  is  indebted;  --  correlative  to 
  creditor. 
 
  [I  'll]  bring  your  latter  hazard  back  again  And 
  thankfully  rest  debtor  for  the  first  --Shak. 
 
  In  Athens  an  insolvent  debtor  became  slave  to  his 
  creditor.  --Mitford. 
 
  Debtors  for  our  lives  to  you  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  debtor 
  n  :  someone  who  owes  money  [ant:  {creditor}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Debtor 
  Various  regulations  as  to  the  relation  between  debtor  and 
  creditor  are  laid  down  in  the  Scriptures. 
 
  (1.)  The  debtor  was  to  deliver  up  as  a  pledge  to  the  creditor 
  what  he  could  most  easily  dispense  with  (Deut.  24:10,  11). 
 
  (2.)  A  mill,  or  millstone,  or  upper  garment,  when  given  as  a 
  pledge,  could  not  be  kept  over  night  (Ex.  22:26,  27). 
 
  (3.)  A  debt  could  not  be  exacted  during  the  Sabbatic  year 
  (Deut.  15:1-15). 
 
  For  other  laws  bearing  on  this  relation  see  Lev.  25:14,  32, 
  39;  Matt.  18:25,  34. 
 
  (4.)  A  surety  was  liable  in  the  same  way  as  the  original 
  debtor  (Prov.  11:15;  17:18). 
 




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