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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indebtedness mean? 

  The noun INDEBTEDNESS has 2 senses:

1. an obligation to pay money to another party
2. a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor

  Familiarity information: INDEBTEDNESS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1indebtedness [BACK TO TOP]


An obligation to pay money to another party

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


financial obligation; indebtedness; liability

Hypernyms ("indebtedness" is a kind of...):

obligation (the state of being obligated to do or pay something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "indebtedness"):

limited liability (the liability of a firm's owners for no more than the capital they have invested in the firm)

debt (the state of owing something (especially money))

arrears (the state of being behind in payments)

account payable; payable (a liability account showing how much is owed for goods and services purchased on credit)

scot and lot (obligations of all kinds taken as a whole)

Sense 2indebtedness [BACK TO TOP]


A personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas


indebtedness; obligation

Hypernyms ("indebtedness" is a kind of...):

personal relation; personal relationship (a relation between persons)

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