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A female creditor.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From classical Latin crēditrīx female creditor (2nd cent. a.d. in legal use), feminine form corresponding to crēditor from crēdit-, past participial stem of crēdere to believe + -trīx.
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