Meaning of “dues” in the English Dictionary

"dues" in American English

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duesplural noun

us /duz/

the official payments you make to an organization that you belong to:

Members of the club pay $50 in annual dues.

(Definition of “dues” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dues" in Business English

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duesnoun [ plural ]

uk /djuːz/ us

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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