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

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.

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

Due (?), a. [OF. deu, F. , 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.

With dirges due, in sad array,
Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne.

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.