Definition for DU'TE-OUS

DU'TE-OUS, a. [from duty.]

  1. Performing that which is due, or that which law, justice or propriety requires; obedient; respectful to those who have natural or legal authority to require service or duty; as, a duteous child or subject.
  2. Obedient; obsequious; in a good or bad sense. Duteous to the vices of thy mistress. – Shak.
  3. Enjoined by duty, or by the relation of one to another as, duteous ties. [Little used.] – Shak.

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