Etymology
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creditor (n.)

mid-15c., "one to whom any return is due or payable, one to whom money is owed," from Anglo-French creditour, Old French creditor (early 14c.), from Latin creditor "truster; lender," from creditus, past participle of credere "to believe" (see credo).

updated on May 06, 2018

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Definitions of creditor from WordNet

creditor (n.)
a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists;
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