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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

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 (Deuteronomy 24:10, 11).

2. A mill, or millstone, or upper garment, when given as a pledge, could not be kept over night (Exodus 22:26, 27).

3. A debt could not be exacted during the Sabbatic year (Deuteronomy 15:1-15).

For other laws bearing on this relation see Leviticus 25:14, 32, 39; Matthew 18:25, 34.

4. A surety was liable in the same way as the original debtor (Proverbs 11:15; 17:18).

Naves Topical Index

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEBT'OR, noun det'tor.

1. The person who owes another either money, goods or services.

In Athens an insolvent debtor became slave to his creditor.

2. One who is under obligation to do something.

I am debtor to the Greeks and barbarians. Rom. I.

He is a debtor to do the whole law. Galatians 5:3.

3. The side of an account in which debts are charged.