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undue


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Undue  \Un*due"\,  a. 
  1.  Not  due;  not  yet  owing;  as  an  undue  debt,  note,  or  bond. 
 
  2.  Not  right  not  lawful  or  legal;  improper;  as  an  undue 
  proceeding.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Not  agreeable  to  a  rule  or  standard,  or  to  duty; 
  disproportioned;  excessive;  immoderate;  inordinate;  as  an 
  undue  attachment  to  forms;  an  undue  rigor  in  the  execution 
  of  law. 
 
  {Undue  influence}  (Law),  any  improper  or  wrongful  constraint, 
  machination,  or  urgency  of  persuasion,  by  which  one's  will 
  is  overcome  and  he  is  induced  to  do  or  forbear  an  act 
  which  he  would  not  do  or  would  do  if  left  to  act  freely. 
  --Abbott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  undue 
  adj  1:  not  yet  payable;  "an  undue  loan"  [syn:  {not  due}]  [ant:  {due}] 
  2:  not  appropriate  or  proper  (or  even  legal)  in  the 
  circumstances;  "undue  influence";  "I  didn't  want  to  show 
  undue  excitement";  "accused  of  using  undue  force"  [ant:  {due}] 
  3:  lacking  justification  or  authorization;  "unreasonable 
  searches  and  seizures";  "desire  for  undue  private  profit"; 
  "unwarranted  limitations  of  personal  freedom"  [syn:  {unjustified}, 
  {unwarranted}] 
  4:  beyond  normal  limits;  "excessive  charges";  "a  book  of 
  inordinate  length";  "his  dress  stops  just  short  of  undue 
  elegance";  "unreasonable  demands"  [syn:  {excessive},  {inordinate}, 
  {unreasonable}] 




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