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Créditor. n.s. [creditor, Latin.] He to whom a debt is owed; he that gives credit; correlative to debtor.

There came divers of Anthonio's creditors in my company to Venice, that swear he cannot chuse but break. Shakespeare.

I am so used to consider myself as creditor and debtor, that I often state my accounts after the same manner, with regard to heaven and my own soul. Addison's Spectator, №. 549.

No man of honour, as that word is usually understood, did ever pretend that his honour obliged him to be chaste or temperate, to pay his creditors, to be useful to his country, to do good to mankind, to endeavour to be wise or learned, to regard his word, his promise, or his oath. Swift.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (83) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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