Debt

Definition of Debt

n.1.That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability.
Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt.
- Shak.
When you run in debt, you give to another power over your liberty.
- Franklin.
2.A duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass.
3.(Law) An action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due.
Bond debt
etc. See under Bond, Book, etc.
Debt of nature
death.

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