I'm currently writing fiction about a firm that collects debt from citizens who owe money to various places, such as banks, or government agencies (involving government loans or unpaid taxes). Is there a word to describe someone who owes a debt, specifically money, or does it vary depending on where the money is owed to? If a person who collects debt is a debt collector, perhaps a debt collectee?
We call that person a "debtor." (You can use this with companies too).
And I think you should use "creditor" for the other person.
The word you're looking for is debtor.
Beside debtor, you could use borrower and in case of mortgages mortgager.
protected by tchrist♦ Sep 24 '16 at 14:28
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