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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  devoir 
  n  :  formal  expression  of  respect 




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