n. That which is due; payment.n. That which a person is bound by moral obligation to do, or refrain from doing; that which one ought to do; service morally obligatory.n. Hence, any assigned service or businessn. Specifically, obedience or submission due to parents and superiors.n. Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.n. 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).n. Tax, toll, impost, or customs; excise; any sum of money required by government to be paid on the importation, exportation, or consumption of goods.