debtless

debt

[det]
noun
1.
something that is owed or that one is bound to pay to or perform for another: a debt of $50.
2.
a liability or obligation to pay or render something: My debt to her for advice is not to be discharged easily.
3.
the condition of being under such an obligation: His gambling losses put him deeply in debt.
4.
Theology. an offense requiring reparation; a sin; a trespass.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English dette < Old French < Latin dēbita (neuter plural, taken in VL as feminine singular), noun use of dēbitus, past participle of dēbēre to owe, contraction of *dēhabēre, equivalent to dē- de- + habēre to have, possess

debtless, adjective
superdebt, noun


1. obligation, duty, due.
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debt (dɛt)
 
n
1.  something that is owed, such as money, goods, or services
2.  bad debt a debt that has little or no prospect of being paid
3.  an obligation to pay or perform something; liability
4.  the state of owing something, esp money, or of being under an obligation (esp in the phrases in debt, in (someone's) debt)
5.  a temporary failure to maintain the necessary supply of something: sleep debt; oxygen debt
 
[C13: from Old French dette, from Latin dēbitum, from dēbēre to owe, from de- + habēre to have; English spelling influenced by the Latin etymon]
 
'debtless
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

debt
late 13c., from O.Fr. dete, from L. debitam "thing owed," neut. pp. of debere "to owe," originally, "keep something away from someone," from de- "away" + habere "to have" (see habit). Restored spelling after c.1400 from M.E. dette.
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Medical Dictionary

debt (dět)
n.
Something that is deficient or required to restore a normal state.

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Cultural Dictionary

debt definition


Money, goods, or services owed by an individual, firm, or government to another individual, firm, or government.

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Bible Dictionary

Debt definition


The Mosaic law encouraged the practice of lending (Deut. 15:7; Ps. 37:26; Matt. 5:42); but it forbade the exaction of interest except from foreigners. Usury was strongly condemned (Prov. 28:8; Ezek. 18:8, 13, 17; 22:12; Ps. 15:5). On the Sabbatical year all pecuniary obligations were cancelled (Deut. 15:1-11). These regulations prevented the accumulation of debt.

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