Due, v. t. To endue. [Obs.]
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
He will give the devil his due.
Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and
2. Right; just title or claim.
The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I
Due, adv. Directly; exactly; as, a
due east course.
Due (?), a. [OF. deu, F.
dû, 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
4. Appointed or required to arrive at a given
time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.
5. Owing; ascribable, as to a
This effect is due to the attraction of the
sun. J. D. Forbes.