Debt

  • 1 debt — n [Old French dette, ultimately from Latin debita, plural of debitum debt, from neuter of debitus, past participle of debere to owe] 1: something owed: as a: a specific sum of money or a performance due another esp. by agreement (as a loan… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 debt — W2S2 [det] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: dette, from Latin debitum, from debere to owe ] 1.) a sum of money that a person or organization owes debt of ▪ This over ambitious strategy has saddled them with debts of around $3,000,000.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 Debt — • That which is owed or due to another; in general, anything which one person is under an obligation to pay or render to another Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Debt     Debt      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 debt — [ det ] noun *** 1. ) count an amount of money that you owe: By this time we had debts of over $15,000. run up a debt (=let it increase): She had run up debts of nearly $10,000. pay (off)/repay a debt: Many people experience difficulty in paying… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 Debt — Debt, n. [OE. dette, F. dette, LL. debita, fr. L. debitus owed, p. p. of debere to owe, prop., to have on loan; de + habere to have. See {Habit}, and cf. {Debit}, {Due}.] 1. That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 debt — debt; debt·less; debt·or; in·debt; in·debt·ed; in·debt·ed·ness; in·debt·ment; …

    English syllables

  • 7 debt — debt, indebtedness, obligation, liability, debit, arrear mean something, and especially a sum of money, that is owed another. Debt usually implies that the amount is owed in return for goods, property, or services and can be definitely computed… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 debt — A liability on a claim (SA Bankruptcy.com) Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (12) The term debt means liability on a claim. United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 9 debt — [det] n. [altered (after L) < ME & OFr dette < L debitum, neut. pp. of debere, to owe < de , from + habere, to have: see HABIT] 1. something owed by one person to another or others 2. an obligation or liability to pay or return something …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 debt — (n.) late 13c., dette, from O.Fr. dete, from L. debitum thing owed, neuter pp. of debere to owe, originally, keep something away from someone, from de away (see DE (Cf. de )) + habere to have (see HABIT (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 debt — [n] money owed to others albatross*, arrearage, arrears, bad news*, baggage*, below the line*, bill, bite*, capital, check, chit*, claim, commitment, credit, cuff*, damage*, dead horse*, debenture, debit, deficit, due, dues, duty, encumbrance,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 debt — ► NOUN 1) a sum of money owed. 2) the state of owing money. 3) a feeling of gratitude for a favour or service. ORIGIN Latin debitum something owed , from debere owe …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 debt|or — «DEHT uhr», noun. 1. a person who owes something to another: »If I borrow a dollar from you, I am your debtor. 2. Bookkeeping. the debit side of an account. Abbr: dr …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 Debt — For other uses, see Debt (disambiguation). Personal finance Credit and debt Pawnbroker Student loan Employment contract …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 debt — that which is owed. If you borrow money, buy something on credit or receive more money on an account than is owed, you have a debt. Glossary of Business Terms Funds owed by a debtor to a creditor. Outstanding debt obligations are assets for… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 Debt — Money borrowed. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * debt debt [det] noun 1. [countable] money that one person, organization, country etc owes to another: • The country will not receive further funds after it failed to repay debts of $16… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 17 debt — A sum of money due by certain and express agreement. A specified sum of money owing to one person from another, including not only obligation of debtor to pay but right of creditor to receive and enforce payment. State v. Ducey, 25 Ohio App.2d 50 …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 19 debt — noun 1 sum of money owed ADJECTIVE ▪ big, crippling, enormous, heavy, high, huge, large, massive, substantial ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 debt — n. 1) to contract, incur, run up a debt; to get into, go into debt 2) to collect, recover a debt 3) to discharge, pay (off), settle; wipe out; write off a debt 4) to cancel; repudiate a debt 5) a bad; outstanding, unsettled debt 6) a business;… …

    Combinatory dictionary