Debt·or n. One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; -- correlative to creditor.
[I 'll] bring your latter hazard back again,
And thankfully rest debtor for the first. --Shak.
In Athens an insolvent debtor became slave to his creditor. --Mitford.
Debtors for our lives to you. --Tennyson.
n : a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation
of paying a debt [ant: creditor]
Various regulations as to the relation between debtor and
creditor are laid down in the Scriptures.
(1.) The debtor was to deliver up as a pledge to the creditor
what he could most easily dispense with (Deut. 24:10, 11).
(2.) A mill, or millstone, or upper garment, when given as a
pledge, could not be kept over night (Ex. 22:26, 27).
(3.) A debt could not be exacted during the Sabbatic year
For other laws bearing on this relation see Lev. 25:14, 32,
39; Matt. 18:25, 34.
(4.) A surety was liable in the same way as the original
debtor (Prov. 11:15; 17:18).