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Definition of Creditor

Babylon English

lender, loaner, moneylender
Creditor Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
lender| creditor; one to whom money is due; (w/GEN of debtor/debt)
Creditor Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
One who gives credit in business matters; hence, one to whom money is due; -- correlative to debtor.
One who credits, believes, or trusts.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\cred"it*or\ (kr?d"?t-?r), n. [l.: cf. f. cr&?;diteur. see credit.]
1. one who credits, believes, or trusts. the easy creditors of novelties.
2. one who gives credit in business matters; hence, one to whom money is due; -- correlative to debtor. creditors have better memories than debtors. [

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 receiver-creditor relation 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Achretawr = n. m. a creditor
Coeliwr = n. a believer; a creditor
Echwynwr = n. a lender, or giver upon trust; creditor
Echwynydd = n. a creditor
The Devil's Dictionary
Creditor, (n.)

One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

1. a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
(antonym) debtor
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) mortgagee, mortgage holder
(derivation) credit
Creditor Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
Lender of money.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
a person or organization which extends credit to others.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Creditor Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A creditor is a party (e.g. person, organization, company, or government) that has a claim on the services of a second party. It is a person or institution to whom money is owed. The first party, in general, has provided some property or service to the second party under the assumption (usually enforced by contract) that the second party will return an equivalent property and service. The second party is frequently called a debtor or borrower. The first party is the creditor, which is the lender of property, service or money.

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Creditor Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
A person (or institution) to whom money is owed.

A creditor is someone who has a right to require the fulfilment of an obligation or contract.

Creditors may be divided into personal and real.

The former are so called because their claims are mainly against the person who can reach the property of their debtors only by virtue of the general rule by which he who has become personally obligated, is bound to fulfil his engagements, with all his property acquired and to be acquired, which is a common guaranty for all his creditors.

The latter are called real because they have mortgages or other securities binding on the real estates of their debtors.

It is proper to state that personal creditors may be divided into two classes; first, those who have a right on all the property of their debtors without considering the origin or the nature of their claims; secondly, those who, in consequence of some provision of law, are entitled to some special prerogative, either in the manner of recovery or in the rank they are to hold among creditors; these are entitled to preference. As an example may be mentioned the case of the United State; when they are creditors they have always a preference in case of insolvent estates.

A creditor sometimes becomes so unknown to his debtor, as is the case when the former receives an assignment of commercial paper, the title to recover which may be conveyed either by endorsement or, in some cases, by mere delivery. But in general it is essential there should be a privity of contract between the parties.

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library. Legal Dictionary
A person to whom money, goods or services are owed by the debtor. - (read more on Creditor)
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a person to whom money is owed.
HMCS Legal Terms
A person to whom money is owed by a debtor 
By Her Majesty's Courts Service. Published under Crown Copyright.
Canadian Insolvency Dictionary
That person who has a claim, preferred, secured or unsecured, provable under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
Creditor Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Smith's Bible Dictionary

See: Loan
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About