preindebted

indebted

[in-det-id]
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; in-2 + debt + -ed2; replacing Middle English endetted < Old French endetté, past participle of endetter to involve in debt (see en-1)

preindebted, adjective
preindebtedness, noun


1. bound. 2. beholden, grateful.
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indebted (ɪnˈdɛtɪd)
 
adj
1.  owing gratitude for help, favours, etc; obligated
2.  owing money

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indebted
late 14c., "owing money," from O.Fr. endette, pp. of endetter "to involve in debt," from en- "in" + dette "debt" (see debt). Fig. sense of "under obligation for favors or services" first attested 1560s.
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