creditor

[kred-i-ter]
noun
1.
a person or firm to whom money is due (opposed to debtor ).
2.
a person or firm that gives credit in business transactions.
3.
Bookkeeping. credit ( def 12b, c ).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English creditour < Latin crēditor, equivalent to crēdi- variant stem of crēdere to believe, entrust (see credit) + -tor -tor

creditorship, noun
noncreditor, noun
precreditor, noun
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creditor (ˈkrɛdɪtə)
 
n
Compare debtor a person or commercial enterprise to whom money is owed

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creditor
mid-15c., from Anglo-Fr. creditour, O.Fr. crediteur (early 14c.), from L. creditum (see credit).
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creditor definition


One to whom a debt is owed.

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Example sentences
She poisons herself when her unpaid creditor threatens to expose her double
  life.
The debts are not sold to another creditor but forgiven outright.
In many instances, the creditor hires another company to collect the debt.
Or there is payday lending, where the borrower gives the creditor permission to
  take money straight from his next pay cheque.
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