Latin Legal Terms


Debitor – This legal term refers to the figure of the debtor. Debtor is the person who owes money (where called “the borrower”) or performance of obligation towards another person, who is called “the creditor”. In the practice, this word participates in the legal maxim “Debitor creditoris est debitor creditori creditoris”, used in the Litigation procedures. Literally it means that the debtor of the creditor is also the debtor of the creditor's creditor. A similar term is “debitrix”, which has been used in ancient times where man was head of family, to detail the figure of a woman which owns a debt towards creditors. Debt is a monetary obligation or obligation to perform a certain duty towards another person called “creditor”. In other words in this situation “debitrix” is female debtor.

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