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Meaning of DEVOIR

Pronunciation:  du'vwâr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  formal expression of respect
 

DEVOIR is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: civility, politeness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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