Due

Definition of Due

a.1.Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.
2.Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.
Her obedience, which is due to me.
- Shak.
With dirges due, in sad array,
Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne.
- Gray.
3.Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time.
4.Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.
5.Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
This effect is due to the attraction of the sun.
- J. D. Forbes.
adv.1.Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
n.1.That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll.
He will give the devil his due.
- Shak.
Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.
- Tennyson.
2.Right; just title or claim.
The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To endue.

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