early 13c., dettur, dettour, from Old French detour, from Latin debitor "a debter," from past participle stem of debere; see debt. The -b- was restored in later French, and in English c. 1560-c. 1660. The KJV has detter three times, debter three times, debtor twice and debtour once.
1. The court granted me a lien on my debtor's property.
2. He crowded the debtor for payment.
3. After repeated but fruitless demands for payment, he brought a suit against the debtor.
4. Bank officials argued that it is not their job to chase down every asset of every bank debtor.
5. The debtor was summoned ( to appear before the magistrates ).