What is another word for debtors?

Pronunciation: [dˈɛtəz] (IPA)

Debtors are individuals or entities that owe money to someone else. But in the financial world, there are several other terms that are commonly used synonymously with debtors. These synonyms include borrowers, creditors, debt load, indebtedness, and delinquents. Borrowers and debtors are used interchangeably and refer to entities that have borrowed money and have a financial obligation outstanding. Creditors are the individuals or organizations that are owed money by the debtors. Debt load and indebtedness refer to the total amount of debt incurred by an individual or entity, while delinquents refer to the debtors who have missed payments or are behind on payments. Overall, all these terms are used in the financial sector to refer to individuals or entities who have financial obligations to fulfill.

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Usage examples for Debtors

If the fishcurer who had so many debtors had called them in and said to them, 'Now men, I will strike off the balances against you, and you will get no more supplies until you bring fish ashore,' I have not the slightest doubt that at the end of the season the result would have been it great gain to him, and a great gain to the fishermen.
"Second Shetland Truck System Report"
William Guthrie
I suppose Mr. Walker, when he made it, thoroughly believed that the parties to whom he referred believed that having a number of debtors was the best thing they could possibly have; but my impression is quite different, because the fishermen who are in debt do not have the same energy, nor do they exert themselves so much in procuring fish as other men who are free.
"Second Shetland Truck System Report"
William Guthrie
2363. It can only mean this: that the man has a number of debts which his debtors have difficulty in paying, but that they are in the course of earning money year after year and that they are compelled to spend entire earnings in is shop: do you think that is the case?
"Second Shetland Truck System Report"
William Guthrie

Famous quotes with Debtors

  • Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
    Ambrose Bierce
  • I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy.
    Hillary Clinton
  • Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties.
    John Turner
  • Creditors have better memories than debtors.
    Benjamin Franklin

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