Definitions for: Devoir

[n] formal expression of respect

Webster (1913) Definition: De*voir", n. [F., fr. L. debere to owe. See Due.]
Duty; service owed; hence, due act of civility or respect; --
now usually in the plural; as, they paid their devoirs to the
ladies. ``Do now your devoid, young knights!'' --Chaucer.

See Also: civility, politeness

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