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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A personal relation in which one owes for a service or favor; An obligation to pay money to another party.

Usage examples (36)
  • Profuse expressions of gratitude do not cancel an indebtedness any more than a promissory note settles an account.
  • Our total internal indebtedness is 65 million dollars.
  • A non violent crime with a long term indebtedness to society, and all before the age of
  • Proceeds will be used to repay shortterm indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. for more
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