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  • To pay the debt of nature — Nature Na ture (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. natura, fr. natus born, produced, p. p. of nasci to be born. See {Nation}.] 1. The existing system of things; the universe of matter, energy, time and space; the physical world; all of creation. Contrasted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pay your debt to society —    to be killed judicially    Usually for murder …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • pay the debt of nature — Die, expire, pass away, depart this life, breathe one s last, end one s days, be no more, give up the ghost, join the majority, go to one s long account, shuffle off this mortal coil, take one s last sleep, go down into silence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • debt — n [Old French dette, ultimately from Latin debita, plural of debitum debt, from neuter of debitus, past participle of debere to owe] 1: something owed: as a: a specific sum of money or a performance due another esp. by agreement (as a loan… …   Law dictionary

  • Debt — • That which is owed or due to another; in general, anything which one person is under an obligation to pay or render to another Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Debt     Debt      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pay off — vt 1: to pay (a debt or credit) in full the loan was paid off 2: bribe Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Debt of Bones —   …   Wikipedia

  • debt to society — used in phrases like pay your debt to society to refer to being punished for committing a crime after 10 years in prison, he has paid his debt to society and is a free man. • • • Main Entry: ↑debt …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay something off — PAY (IN FULL), settle, discharge, clear, liquidate. → pay * * * pay a debt in full you may have saved up enough to pay off your second mortgage * * * ˌpay sthˈoff derived to finish paying money owed for sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • debt refinancing — UK US noun [U] ► FINANCE the act of borrowing more money in order to pay a debt that you already have: »The crisis was averted with an £840m debt refinancing package …   Financial and business terms

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