dues

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Singular
due

Plural
dues

  1. The plural form of due; more than one due.
  2. (plural only; not used in singular form) Money you pay to a group to be part of that group.
    Our club requires $10 a year in dues.
    I did not join the labor union because I did not want to pay the union dues.
  3. (plural only; not used in singular form); (by extension) Things you have to do and experience before you can be something.
    If you want to be a famous singer, you will have to pay your dues by singing to small groups for many years.