Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 806. Debt.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
4. Monetary Relations
806. Debt.
NOUN:DEBT, obligation, liability, indebtment, debit, score.
  ARREARS, deferred payment, deficit, default; insolvency (nonpayment) [See Nonpayment]; bad debt.
  INTEREST; premium; usance [obs.], usury; floating -debt, - capital.
  DEBTOR, debitor [obs.], mortgagor; defaulter [See Nonpayment]; borrower.
VERB:BE IN DEBT &c. adj.; owe; incur -, contract- a debt &c. n.; run up -a bill, - a score, - an account; go on tick [colloq.]; borrow [See Borrowing]; run -, get- into debt; be over head and ears in debt; be in difficulties; outrun the constable.
  ANSWER FOR, go bail for; back one’s note.
ADJECTIVE:LIABLE, chargeable, answerable for.
  INDEBTED, in debt, in embarrassed circumstances, in difficulties; encumbered or incumbered, involved; involved -, plunged -, deep -, over head and ears- in debt; deeply involved; fast tied up; insolvent (not paying) [See Nonpayment]; minus [colloq.], out of pocket.
  UNPAID; unrequited, unrewarded; owing, due, in arrear, outstanding.
  1. Æs alienum debitorem leve gravius inimicum facit.
  2. Neither a borrower nor a lender be.—Hamlet
  3. He that has no credit owes no debts!—Middleton
  4. Knowing how the debt grows, I will pay it.—Comedy of Errors
  5. My lord, vouchsafe me a word with you.—Hamlet



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