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debt

 [det]
something owed.
oxygen debt the extra oxygen that must be used in the oxidative energy processes after a period of strenuous exercise to reconvert lactic acid to glucose and decomposed ATP and creatine phosphate to their original states.

debt

(det),
A deficit; a liability.
[L. debitum, debt]

debt

That which one owes to another; a financial obligation. See Medical student debt.

debt

(det)
A deficit; a liability.
[L. debitum, debt]

debt

(det)
A deficit, a liability, or obligation.
[L. debitum, debt]
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On August 3, 2019, Stephen Paduano published an article in The Atlantic; 'China's Investments in Rwanda Raise Familiar Questions About Debt', in which he describes Chinese investments in Africa as a 'Chinese debt trap'.
Based on its economic bulletin, the DOF said that the proactive debt management of the government has enabled it to maintain a continuously decreasing debt level, which, the agency said, led to a more expanded fiscal space.
household debt totaled $13 trillion at the end of 2017, with credit card debt balances increasing by $24 billion, and 4.6% of that credit card debt standing at 90+ days delinquent.
1933), addressed the specific charge-off requirement and noted that Congressional intent was to allow a deduction for business bad debts in the year in which ascertained worthless, provided there was "some specific act of the taxpayer clearly indicating their abandonment as assets." In concluding that the taxpayer had failed to perform such act of abandonment within the tax year, the court acknowledged that "the charge-off of debts may take other forms than entries on the books of the taxpayer, may be effected in a variety of ways, and yet be sufficient for substantial compliance with the statute" (emphasis added).
WHEN JEWISH ZEALOTS REBELLED AGAINST ROME in 70 A.D., the first thing the insurgents did as to destroy the debt records, liberating tens thousands of Judean peasants from crippling poverty and indentured servitude.
Reaffirming Debts Asking people to recommit to paying debt was once thought of as a tactic creditors used for people who file for bankruptcy.
"Too little was done to write off illegitimate debts or remove the harsh conditions attached to debt relief or to reform the international trading system," said Kairos in a written analysis of the implications of the summit held July 6-8 in Gleneagles, Scotland.
The United States had a political union--and an initial debt union, in which the federal government assumed the existing debts of the thirteen new states--a century and a quarter before it had a full monetary union.
But Nichimen and Nissho Iwai also have significantly high levels of debts compared to the top five firms.
Judge Hagler stated that Congress enacted FDCPA in 1977 to regulate the manner in which debt collectors (including attorneys for landlords seeking to collect rent) may attempt to collect personal debts (including rent).
They were a driving force behind the recent reform of the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) initiative, which increased the number of countries eligible for debt relief from 22 to 41.
It's not uncommon for a taxpayer that has defaulted on a debt to find the property securing the debt is worth less than the amount of the liability.