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undue

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adjective un·due \-ˈdü, -ˈdyü\

Simple Definition of undue

  • : more than is reasonable or necessary

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of undue

  1. 1 :  not due :  not yet payable

  2. 2 :  exceeding or violating propriety or fitness :  excessive <undue force>

Examples of undue in a sentence

  1. These requirements shouldn't cause you any undue hardship.

  2. His writing is elegant without calling undue attention to itself.



14th Century

First Known Use of undue

14th century

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Law Dictionary

undue

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adjective un·due \ˌən-ˈdü, -ˈdyü\

Legal Definition of undue

  1. 1 :  not due :  not yet payable <an undue bill>

  2. 2 :  exceeding or violating propriety or fitness <would impose undue hardship on the debtors> <such a requirement would place an undue burden on employers>





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