from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The total financial obligations of a national government.

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  • noun economics Any money owed by the government of a nation.

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  • noun the debt of the national government (as distinguished from the debts of individuals and businesses and political subdivisions)


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