(||Dé`bou`ché") n. [F.] A place for exit; an outlet; hence, a market for goods.
The débouchés were ordered widened to afford easy egress.The Century.
(||Dé`bou`chure") n. [F.] The outward opening of a river, of a valley, or of a strait.
(||Dé`bris") n. [F., fr. pref. dé- (L. dis) + briser to break, shatter; perh. of Celtic origin.]
1. (Geol.) Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a
rock or mountain, and piled up at the base.
2. Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins.
(De*bruised") a. [Cf. OF. debruisier to shatter, break. Cf. Bruise.] (Her.) Surmounted by
an ordinary; as, a lion is debruised when a bend or other ordinary is placed over it, as in the cut.
The lion of England and the lilies of France without the baton sinister, under which, according to the
laws of heraldry, they where debruised in token of his illegitimate birth.Macaulay.
(Debt) n. [OE. dette, F. dette, LL. debita, fr. L. debitus owed, p. p. of debere to owe, prop., to
have on loan; de- + habere to have. See Habit, and cf. Debit, Due.]
1. That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one
person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability.
Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt.Shak.
When you run in debt, you give to another power over your liberty.Franklin.
2. A duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass. "Forgive us our debts." Matt. vi. 12.
3. (Law) An action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due. Burrill.
Bond debt, Book debt, etc. See under Bond, Book, etc. Debt of nature, death.
(Debt"ed), p. a. Indebted; obliged to. [R.]
I stand debted to this gentleman.Shak.
(Debt*ee") n. (Law) One to whom a debt is due; creditor; correlative to debtor. Blackstone.
(Debt"less) a. Free from debt. Chaucer.
(Debt"or) n. [OE. dettur, dettour, OF. detor, detur, detour, F. débiteur, fr. L. debitor, fr. debere
to owe. See Debt.] One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; correlative to creditor.
[I 'll] bring your latter hazard back again,Shak.
And thankfully rest debtor for the first.
In Athens an insolvent debtor became slave to his creditor.Mitford.
Debtors for our lives to you.Tennyson.
(De*bul"li*ate) v. i. [Pref. dé- + L. bullire to boil.] To boil over. [Obs.]
(Deb`ul*li"tion) n. [See Debulliate.] A bubbling or boiling over. [Obs.] Bailey.
(De*burse") v. t. & i. [Pref. de + L. bursa purse.] To disburse. [Obs.] Ludlow.