Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 924 (Dueness)

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#924. Dueness. -- N. due, dueness; right, privilege, prerogative, prescription, title, claim, pretension, demand, birthright. immunity, license, liberty, franchise; vested interest, vested right.

sanction, authority, warranty, charter; warrant &c. (permission) 760; constitution &c. (law) 963; tenure; bond &c. (security) 771.

claimant, appellant; plaintiff &c. 938.

V. be due &c. adj. to, be the due &c. n. of; have right to, have title to, have claim to; be entitled to; have a claim upon; belong to &c. (property) 780.

deserve, merit, be worthy of, richly deserve.

demand, claim; call upon for, come upon for, appeal to for; revendicate[obs], reclaim; exact; insist on, insist upon; challenge; take one's stand, make a point of, require, lay claim to, assert, assume, arrogate, make good; substantiate; vindicate a claim, vindicate a right; fit for, qualify for; make out a case.

give a right, confer a right; entitle; authorize &c. 760; sanctify, legalize, ordain, prescribe, allot.

give every one his due &c. 922; pay one's dues; have one's due, have one's rights.

use a right, assert, enforce, put in force, lay under contribution.

Adj. having a right to &c. v.; entitled to; claiming; deserving, meriting, worthy of.

privileged, allowed, sanctioned, warranted, authorized; ordained, prescribed, constitutional, chartered, enfranchised. prescriptive, presumptive; absolute, indefeasible; unalienable, inalienable; imprescriptible[obs], inviolable, unimpeachable, unchallenged; sacrosanct. due to, merited, deserved, condign, richly deserved.

allowable &c. (permitted) 760; lawful, licit, legitimate, legal; legalized &c. (law) 963.

square, unexceptionable, right; equitable &c. 922; due, en r gle; fit, fitting; correct, proper, meet, befitting, becoming, seemly; decorous; creditable, up to the mark, right as a trivet; just the thing, quite the thing; selon les r gles[Fr].

Adv. duly, ex officio, de jure[Lat]; by right, by divine right; jure divino[Lat], Dei gratia[Lat], in the name of.

Phr. civis Romanus sum [Lat][Cicero];  chaque saint sa chandelle[Fr].