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indebted

[in-det-id] /ɪnˈdɛt ɪd/
adjective
1.
committed or obligated to repay a monetary loan:
He was indebted to his friend for a large sum.
2.
obligated for favors or kindness received:
He was indebted to her for nursing him through pneumonia.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; in-2 + debt + -ed2; replacing Middle English endetted < Old French endetté, past participle of endetter to involve in debt (see en-1)
Related forms
preindebted, adjective
preindebtedness, noun
Synonyms
1. bound. 2. beholden, grateful.
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British Dictionary definitions for preindebted

indebted

/ɪnˈdɛtɪd/
adjective (postpositive)
1.
owing gratitude for help, favours, etc; obligated
2.
owing money
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Word Origin and History for preindebted

indebted

adj.

late 14c., endetted "owing money," past participle of endetten "to indebt, oblige," from Old French endetter "to involve in debt," from en- "in" (see in- (2)) + dette "debt" (see debt). Figurative sense of "under obligation for favors or services" first attested 1560s. Related: indebt; indebtedness. Latin indebitus meant "not owed, not due."

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