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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Devoir \De*voir"\, n. [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) :
n 1: formal expression of respect
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
DEVOIR. Duty. It is used in the statute of 2 Ric. II., c. 3, in the sense of
duties or customs.
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