precreditor

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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