ETYM Latin debentur they are due, from debere to owe; cf. French debentur. So called because these receipts began with the words Debentur mihi.
A certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt.
official certificate of right to receive payment; bond; any company security other than shares. debenture stock, class of shares, holders of which are guaranteed repayment but cannot demand it until default or winding up of company.
Short for “I owe you”; written acknowledgment of debt, signed by the debtor; see also bill of exchange.
I owe you
An informal debt instrument; representing