Posted by R. Berg on September 25, 2001
In Reply to: ...demands his due. posted by Scott D. on September 25, 2001
: I seem to recall a phrase used in this context: "When he goes to court, he demands his due."
: I think it means that he demands that which is due him. Am I right in my recollection? My brain is leaky today. ;-)
: TIA, Scott
That's right. The definitions for "due" as a noun in the Oxford English Dictionary include "That which is due or owed to any one; that to which one has a right legal or moral: with possessive of the person to whom owed." Representative quotation: "The cursed crew, That will not cheate the hangman of his due" .