due

Due \Due\, a. [OF. deu, F. d[^u], p. p. of devoir to owe, fr. L. debere. See {Debt}, {Habit}, and cf. {Duty}.] 1. Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable. [1913 Webster] 2. Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit. [1913 Webster] Her obedience, which is due to me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] With dirges due, in sad array, Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne. --Gray. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday. [1913 Webster] 5. Owing; ascribable, as to a cause. [1913 Webster] This effect is due to the attraction of the sun. --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]