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dues

noun [plural]
 
 
/djuːz/
the payments that someone makes in order to belong to an organization: association/club/union dues The law guarantees that no worker can be forced to join a union, or pay union dues, to get or keep a job. annual/monthly/quarterly dues The organization's largest revenue source is membership dues, and members currently pay $49 a year.
(also harbour dues) TRANSPORT the payments a ship owner makes for using a port: Dues for entering the port are calculated based upon the registered net tonnage of the vessel.
UK ( US back orders) COMMERCE orders for products that are not available at the time of the order: They are not currently recording dues, so there's no point in ordering things that are out of stock.
(Definition of dues from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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