something owed

See: due
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Speaking after the weekly meeting of the Change and Reform bloc, Bassil underscored the importance of holding municipal elections saying that it was something owed to citizens.
At the forefront is its haphazard treatment of language itself, something owed primarily to Okrent's conflicted style of presentation.
1 : a demand for something owed or believed to be owed <an insurance claim>
This profit they cannot take for anything in the world as something owed to them, but for the advantage the exchanger takes or will take from that money that he was paid in cash.
While respect is indeed something one has to earn, consideration is something owed to every human being, even total strangers.