Definitions for: Due

[n] that which is deserved or owed; "give the devil his due"
[n] a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership); "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
[adv] directly or exactly; straight; "went due North"
[adj] reasonable in the circumstances; "gave my comments due consideration"; "exercising due care"
[adj] owed and payable immediately or on demand; "payment is due"
[adj] suitable to or expected in the circumstances; "all due respect"; "due cause to honor them"; "a long due promotion"; "in due course"
[adj] proper and appropriate; fitting; "richly deserved punishment"; "due esteem"

Webster (1913) Definition: Due, a. [OF. deu, F. d[^u], p. p. of devoir to owe, fr. L.
debere. See Debt, Habit, and cf. Duty.]
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.

Due, adv.
Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.

Due, 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.

2. Right; just title or claim.

The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep.

Due, v. t.
To endue. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: anticipated, appropriate, callable, cod, collect, collectable, collectible, delinquent, deserved, looked-for(a), merited, overdue, owed, owing(p), payable, receivable, repayable

Antonyms: not due, undue

See Also: fixed charge, right

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