It also says dues go toward paying a more than $15 million federal racketeering settlement.
Under U.S. law, this action triggered suspension of America's 2011 dues to the UN agency.
This year's top Oscar stylists—Cristina Ehrlich, Jen Rade, Rachel Zoe, and Estee Stanley— have all paid their dues and beyond.
"fee for membership," 1660s, from plural of due (n.). To pay (one's) dues in the figurative sense is from 1943. "Giue them their due though they were diuels" .
early 14c., "customary, regular;" mid-14c., "owing, payable," from Old French deu, past participle of devoir "to owe," from Latin debere "to owe" (see debt).
In reference to points of the compass (e.g. due east) it is attested from c.1600, originally nautical, from notion of "fitting, rightful." As an adverb from 1590s; as a noun from early 15c. Prepositional phrase due to (much maligned by grammarians) is from 1897.