Pronunciation: (det), [key]
1. something that is owed or that one is bound to pay to or perform for another: a debt of $50.
2. a liability or obligation to pay or render something: My debt to her for advice is not to be discharged easily.
3. the condition of being under such an obligation: His gambling losses put him deeply in debt.
4. Theol.an offense requiring reparation; a sin; a trespass.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.