Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
1. Moral Obligations

924. Dueness.

   NOUN:DUENESS, right, droit [law], due, privilege, prerogative, prescription, title, claim, pretension, demand, birthright.
  immunity, license, liberty, franchise; vested -interest, – right.
  SANCTION, authority, warranty [law], charter, licitness, warrant (permission) [See Permission]; constitution (law) [See Legality]; tenure; bond (security) [See Security].
  DESERTS, merits, dues; all that is coming to one [colloq.].
  CLAIMANT, appellant; plaintiff [See Accusation].
   VERB:BE DUE TO &c. adj.; be the due of &c. n.; have -right, – title, – claim- to; be entitled to; have a claim upon; belong to (property) [See Property].
  deserve, merit, be worthy of, richly deserve.
  DEMAND, claim; call upon one for, come upon one for, appeal to for; revendicate [rare], revindicate, reclaim; exact; insist -on, – upon; challenge; take one’s stand, make a point of, require, lay claim to; assert, assume, arrogate.
  make good; substantiate; vindicate a -claim, – right; fit -, qualify- for; make out a case.
  use a right, assert, enforce, put in force, lay under contribution.
  ENTITLE; give or confer a right; authorize [See Permission]; sanction, sanctify, legalize, ordain, prescribe, allot.
  give every one his due [See Right]; pay one’s dues; have one’s -due, – rights; stand upon one’s rights.
   ADJECTIVE: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, inviolable, unimpeachable, unchallenged; sacrosanct.
  due to, merited, deserved, condign [archaic, except of punishment], richly deserved.
  RIGHT, fit, fitting, correct, proper, meet, befitting, becoming, seemly; decorous; creditable, up to the mark, right as a trivet; just -, quite- the thing; selon les règles [F.]; square, unexceptionable, equitable [See Right]; due, en règle [F.].
  LAWFUL, licit, legitimate, legal; legalized (law) [See Legality]; allowable (permitted) [See Permission].
   ADVERB:DULY; as is -right, – fitting, – just; unexceptionably; ex officio [L.], de jure [L.]; by right, by divine right; jure divino [L.], Dei gratiâ [L.], in the name of.
  1. Civis Romanus sum.—Cicero
  2. À chaque saint sa chandelle.
  3. Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s.—Bible