[doo, dyoo] /du, dyu/
owed at present; having reached the date for payment:
This bill is due.
owing or owed, irrespective of whether the time of payment has arrived:
This bill is due next month.
owing or observed as a moral or natural right.
rightful; proper; fitting:
due care; in due time.
a due margin for delay.
under engagement as to time; expected to be ready, be present, or arrive; scheduled:
The plane is due at noon.
something that is due, owed, or naturally belongs to someone.
Usually, dues. a regular fee or charge payable at specific intervals, especially to a group or organization:
directly or exactly:
a due east course.
give someone his / her due,
pay one’s dues, to earn respect, a position, or a right by hard work, sacrifice, or experience:
She’s a famous musician now, but she paid her dues with years of practice and performing in small towns.
(postpositive) immediately payable
(postpositive) owed as a debt, irrespective of any date for payment
requisite; fitting; proper
(prenominal) adequate or sufficient; enough
(postpositive) expected or appointed to be present or arrive: the train is now due
due to, attributable to or caused by
something that is owed, required, or due
give a person his due, to give or allow a person what is deserved or right
directly or exactly; straight: a course due west
early 14c., “customary, regular;” mid-14c., “owing, payable,” from Old French deu, past participle of devoir “to owe,” from Latin debere “to owe” (see debt).
In reference to points of the compass (e.g. due east) it is attested from c.1600, originally nautical, from notion of “fitting, rightful.” As an adverb from 1590s; as a noun from early 15c. Prepositional phrase due to (much maligned by grammarians) is from 1897.
In addition to the idiom beginning with
noun 1. a brief written acknowledgment of indebtedness, not payable to order. noun 1. (mainly US) a document acknowledging indebtedness, exchangeable for goods or services
[doo-uh-chen-toh, dyoo-; Italian doo-e-chen-taw] /ˌdu əˈtʃɛn toʊ, ˌdyu-; Italian ˌdu ɛˈtʃɛn tɔ/ noun, (often initial capital letter) 1. the 13th century, with reference to Italy, especially to its art or literature.
- Due course
noun reasonable length of time; also called due time , [due course of time]
noun 1. . noun 1. the regular administration of the law, according to which no citizen may be denied his or her legal rights and all laws must conform to fundamental, accepted legal principles, as the right of the accused to confront his or her accusers. noun 1. the administration of justice in accordance with […]