judgment creditor
judgment creditor see creditor

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

judgment creditor
the person who is named or ascertained in a judgment or order as being entitled to the benefit of it.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


judgment creditor
A person or entity that wins a lawsuit and receives a judgment for money damages against the other party.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


judgment creditor
A party to which a debt is owed that has proved the debt in a legal proceeding and that is entitled to use judicial process to collect the debt; the owner of an unsatisfied court decision.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


judgment creditor
A party to which a debt is owed that has proved the debt in a legal proceeding and that is entitled to use judicial process to collect the debt; the owner of an unsatisfied court decision.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

judgment creditor
n.
   the winning plaintiff in a lawsuit to whom the court decides the defendant owes money. A judgment creditor can use various means to collect the judgment. The judgment is good for a specified number of years and then may be renewed by a filed request. If the defendant debtor files for bankruptcy, the judgment creditor will have priority (the right to share in assets) ahead of general creditors who are not secured by mortgages or deeds of trust and do not have judgments. However, if the bankrupt person has no assets, this becomes an empty advantage.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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