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[kred-i-ter] /ˈkrɛd ɪ tər/

a person or firm to whom money is due (opposed to ).
a person or firm that gives in business transactions.
Bookkeeping. (def 12b, c).
a person or commercial enterprise to whom money is owed Compare debtor

mid-15c., from Anglo-French creditour, Old French creditour (early 14c.), from Latin creditor “truster, lender,” from creditus, past participle of credere (see credo).

One to whom a debt is owed.


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