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devoir

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Devoir \De*voir"\, noun [F., fr. L. debere to owe. See {Due}.] Duty; service owed; hence, due act of civility or respect; -- now usually in the plural; as, they paid their devoirs to the ladies. "Do now your devoid, young knights!" --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

devoir

noun

1: formal expression of respect


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