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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)

owe

verb be beholden, be bound, be due, be in debt, be indebted, be liable, be obligated, be under obligation, contract a debt, debere, have a loan, have an obligation, incur a debt
Associated concepts: debt owed, debtor-creditor laws, legally owed, taxes owed
See also: overdraw
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Serials Manager's three customizable claim letters enable librarians to communicate with vendors who owe one or more missing issues.
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.
However, I owe one last thank you to Rosalind Greenup and the team at Communities First for not only inviting me to visit you, but also for the fantastic firework display on Bonfire Night in Tremorfa Park, the Christmas tea dance and the weekend's Christmas fair and children's party in Splott.
We're not having the best of luck, but we have to re group because we owe one to the fans who travelled to Cyprus, and to all those who support us.