• That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.
  • The state of being at work and responsible for or doing a particular task.
  • A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff.
  • One's due, something one is owed; a debt or fee.
  • Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.
  • The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).


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  • From Middle English duete, from Middle English dewe) + Middle English -te, (borrowed from Old French -te from Latin -tātem, accusative masculine singular of -tās). Akin to due + -ty (Alternative of -ity).

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