Legal Definition and Related Resources of Creditor

Meaning of Creditor

A person to whom a debt is owing from another. Does not ordinarily include a person who has a contingent or future claim against the debtor . The term is correlative to debtor. there is a secondary meaning of the term which is one to whom money is owing but for whom the period of payment has not yet arrived.

Creditor Alternative Definition

A person to whom a debt is owing by another person. 43 111. App. 426. He who has a right to require the fulfillment of an obligation or contract. 122 111. 404; 80 IlL App. 219. One to whom a sum of money is due for any cause. 80 111. 219.

Financial Definition of Creditor

Lender of money.

Synonyms of Creditor


  • backer
  • debtee
  • investor
  • lender
  • mortgagee
  • pledgee
  • seller
  • sponsorforeign phrases: Debitorum pactionibus creditorum petitio nec tolli nec minuipotest
  • The rights of creditors to sue cannot be prejudiced or diminished by agreements between their debtors

Related Entries of Creditor in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Creditor in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Related Legal Terms

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Account Payable, Agency Coupled With Interest, Appropriate, Clayton’s Case, Deficiency, Deficiency Judgment, Distrain, Equitable Assets, Equitable Lien, Execution, Extinguishment, Finance Charge, Foreclosure, Fraudulent Conveyance, Fraudulent Preference, Hypothéqué, Joint And Several, Limited Partnership, Maritime Lien, Marshaling, Oppression, Payment, Petition, Pledge, Prefer, Retainer, Right, Running Account, Satisfaction, Secured Creditor, Secured Transaction, Security, Security Interest, Stockbroker, Subrogation, Surety, Tally, Talley, Tender.


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Creditor in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of creditor.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Policeman
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Creditor

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Creditor :

1. One to whom a debt is owed.

See also judgment creditor; loan creditor; secured creditor; unsecured creditor.

2. (under the Consumer Credit Act 1974) The person providing credit under a *consumer-credit agreement or the person to whom his rights and duties under the agreement have passed by assignment or operation of law.

Creditor Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Creditor in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: Party that loans money or other ASSETS to another party.

Concept of Creditor in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Creditor: One who is owed money.

Concept of Creditor in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Creditor: One who is owed money.




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