Due Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Due.

Due (adjective, noun)

  1. Adjective: Required or expected to happen or be performed at a certain time, especially by law or obligation. For example, due rent refers to the amount that is legally expected to be paid by a specific date. It does not mean the debt is overdue.

  2. Noun: The precise thing owed or deserved. For example, in the phrase "pay your dues", dues refer to payments that are required or expected.

'Due, owing and unpaid' is a common expression in the legal realm which emphasizes that an obligation is outstanding and has not been fulfilled as of a specific date.