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owe

v. to have a legal duty to pay funds to another. However, to owe does not make the amount "payable" if the date for payment has not yet arrived. (See: debt, due, payable)

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Generally, a husband and wife owe one another duties of mutual respect, fidelity and support.
It is to her, perhaps, that we owe one the book's major contributions: its emphasis on organization of the entertainment process.
This clause, which echoes Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, potentially goes further than the mutual solidarity the Member States owe one another under draft Article I-39@5.
An adulterous politician may owe an apology to his wife, but unless the adulterous activities were carried on during Cabinet meetings or with the heads of foreign states, he does not owe one to his constituents.
At the close of the twentieth century, we owe one of its greatest writers the respect he is due.
rightly notes that three ecclesial tenets promoted the equality of women and men within marriage: the canonical claim that mutual free consent constitutes marriage, the Pauline doctrine that both husband and wife owe one another the marital debt, and the view that conception happens only when women are filled with sexual desire and contribute their own seed.
"It's just a pity I owe one of the big four bookmakers pounds 95,000 of it.