Judgment Debtor Legal Definition: A person against whom a judgment in money (eg. damages) has been obtained. Related Terms: Audita Querela , Judgment Creditor , Poinding , Fieri Facias A person who is liable to pay a judgment rendered in money against him and payable to the judgment creditor, usually the successful plaintiff. The judgment debtor is usually the defendant who lost the litigation where the judgment is an award of money payable by the defendant. Thus, the Ontario Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act: "Judgment debtor means the person against whom the judgment was given, and includes any person against whom the judgment is enforceable in the place where it was given" Or, this from the Manitoba Judgments Act: "Judgment debtor means any person, whether plaintiff or defendant, against whom a judgment has been recovered, and includes a corporation...." The person to whom the money is owed in regards to the enforcement of the judgment is called the judgment creditor. French: débiteur judiciaire. REFERENCES: Duhaime, Lloyd, Legal Definition of Debtor Duhaime, Lloyd, Legal Definition of Judgment Duhaime, Lloyd, Legal Definition of Judgment Creditor Duhaime, Lloyd, The Canadian Guide to Enforcing Your Judgment Judgments Act, CCSM Chapter J10 Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. R.5 Unless otherwise noted, this page was written by Lloyd Duhaime of Duhaime.org Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only) If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!