a person to whom or business to which the debtor owes money or that claims to be owed money by the debtor (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms)That person who has a claim, preferred, secured or unsecured, provable under the Bankruptcy and insolvency Act. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms)An entity that has a claim against the debtor that arose before the petition date (SA-Bankruptcy.com)The person or organization to whom the debtor owes money or has some other form of legal obligation. (Bankruptcy in Brief)Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101:(10) The term "creditor" means—(A) entity that has a claim against the debtor that arose at the time of or before the order for relief concerning the debtor;(B) entity that has a claim against the estate of a kind specified in section 348 (d), 502 (f), 502 (g), 502 (h) or 502 (i) of this title; or(C) entity that has a community claim.
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