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judgment creditor


Definitions of judgment creditor

someone who has ben given a court order saying that a debtor (=someone who owes money) must pay back the money owed

The judgment creditor may apply to the district court for its assistance in enforcing the judgment.

(US LAW) a person who petitions a US court in one US state to allow a judgment given in another US state to be enforced. In the US, judgments can be recognized and enforced based on the Full Faith and Credit Clause in the United States Constitution.

As used in this chapter: "Judgment creditor" means the person or persons who can bring an action to enforce a sister state judgment.