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Creditor


CREDITOR, noun [Latin See Creed.]

1. A person to whom a sum of money or other thing is due, by obligation, promise or in law; properly, one who gives credit in commerce; but in a general sense, one who has a just claim for money; correlative to debtor. In a figurative sense, one who has a just claim to services.

CREDITORs have better memories than debtors.

2. One who believes. [Not used.]