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.Shak.
With dirges due, in sad array,Gray.
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.
(Due), adv. Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
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.Shak.
Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.Tennyson.
2. Right; just title or claim.
The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep.Milton.
(Due), v. t. To endue. [Obs.] Shak.
(Due"bill`) n. (Com.) A brief written acknowledgment of a debt, not made payable to order, like
a promissory note. Burrill.
(Due"ful) a. Fit; becoming. [Obs.] Spenser.
Trial by duel (Old Law), a combat between two persons for proving a cause; trial by battel.
(Du"el) n. [It. duello, fr. L. duellum, orig., a contest between two, which passed into the common
form bellum war, fr. duo two: cf. F. duel. See Bellicose, Two, and cf. Duello.] A combat between
two persons, fought with deadly weapons, by agreement. It usually arises from an injury done or an
affront given by one to the other.
(Du"el), v. i. & t. To fight in single combat. [Obs.]
(Du"el*er), n. One who engages in a duel. [R.] [Written also dueller.] South.
(Du"el*ing), n. The act or practice of fighting in single combat. Also adj. [Written also duelling.]
(Du"el*ist) n. [F. duelliste.] One who fights in single combat. [Written also duellist.]
A duelist . . . always values himself upon his courage, his sense of honor, his fidelity and friendship.Hume.