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It was a good deal like the volunteer firemen of that day, who had to pay dues and buy their uniform.

And ranging all sides, he conquered and brought under subjection all the kings inhabiting the Himavat, and made them pay dues.

To which Hopkins replied: "Since women are admitted to membership and pay dues, they are eligible for all offices."

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "customary, regular;" mid-14c., "owing, payable," from Old French deu, past participle of devoir "to owe," from Latin debere "to owe" (see debt).

In reference to points of the compass (e.g. due east) it is attested from c.1600, originally nautical, from notion of "fitting, rightful." As an adverb from 1590s; as a noun from early 15c. Prepositional phrase due to (much maligned by grammarians) is from 1897.

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