|a.||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; |
|4.||Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; |
|5.||Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.|
|adv.||1.||Directly; exactly; |
|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.|
|2.||Right; just title or claim.|
|v. t.||1.||To endue.|
|Noun||1.||due - that which is deserved or owed; "give the devil his due"|
|2.||due - a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership); "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"|
|Adj.||1.||due - owed and payable immediately or on demand; "payment is due"|
|2.||due - proper and appropriate; fitting; "richly deserved punishment"; "due esteem"|
|3.||due - scheduled to arrive; "the train is due in 15 minutes"|
|4.||due - suitable to or expected in the circumstances; "all due respect"; "due cause to honor them"; "a long due promotion"; "in due course"|
undue - not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances; "undue influence"; "I didn't want to show undue excitement"; "accused of using undue force"
|5.||due - reasonable in the circumstances; "gave my comments due consideration"; "exercising due care"|
|Adv.||1.||due - directly or exactly; straight; "went due North"|
DUE. What ought to be paid; what may be demanded. It differs from owing in
this, that, sometimes, what is owing is not due; a note, payable thirty days
after date, is owing immediately after it is delivered to the payee, but it
is not due until the thirty days have elapsed.
2. Bills of exchange, and promissory notes, are not, due until the end of the three days of grace, (q.v.) unless the last of these days happen to fall on a Sunday, or other holy day, when it becomes due on the Saturday before, and not on the Monday following. Story, P. N. Sec. 440; 1 Bell's Com. 410 Story on Bills, Sec. 283; 2 Hill, N. Y. R. 587; 2 Applet. R. 264.
3. Due also signifies just or proper; as, a due presentment, and demand of payraent, must be made. See 4 Rawle, 307; 3 Leigh, 389; 3 Cranch, 300.