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Definition of Due

Due

  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.
  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.
  6. Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
  7. 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.
  8. Right; just title or claim.
  9. To endue.

Due Quotations

My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.
Mark Warner

You don't need to know this - but here goes: due to some acquired infantilism, I feel compelled to fall asleep listening to the radio. On a good night, I'll push the frail barque of my psyche off into the waters of Lethe accompanied by the midnight newsreader - on a bad one, it's the shipping forecast.
Will Self

Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas.
Edward de Bono

Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.
John C. Maxwell

Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
Mortimer Adler
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Due Translations

due in French is taxe
due in Italian is scaduto, tassa
due in Norwegian is skyldig, forfallen