devoir [ duh-vwahr, dev-wahr; French duh-vwar ]
noun, plural de·voirs [duh-vwahrz, dev-wahrz; French duh-vwar] .
1. an act of civility or respect.
2. devoirs, respects or compliments.
3. something for which a person is responsible; duty.
WORDS RELATED TO DEVOIR
duty, task, business, office, assignment, work, project, thing, role, action, responsibility, operation, effort, stint, care, precondition, requisite, prerequisite, use, right
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Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English devoir, deveir, dever < Old French devoir (Anglo-French deveir, dever) < Latin debere to owe; cf. debt
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