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Noun
/ˈd(y)o͞otē/,
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duties, plural;
  1. A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility
    • - it's my duty to uphold the law
    • - she was determined to do her duty as a citizen
    • - a strong sense of duty
  2. (of a visit or other undertaking) Done from a sense of moral obligation rather than for pleasure
    • - a fifteen-minute duty visit
  3. A task or action that someone is required to perform
    • - the queen's official duties
    • - your duties will include sweeping the switchboard
    • - Juliet reported for duty
  4. Military service
    • - combat duty in the army
  5. (of a person) Engaged in their regular work
    • - a duty nurse
  6. Performance of prescribed church services by a priest or minister
    • - he was willing to take Sunday duties
  7. A payment due and enforced by law or custom, in particular

  8. A payment levied on the import, export, manufacture, or sale of goods
    • - a 6 percent duty on imports
    • - goods subject to excise duty
  9. The measure of an engine's effectiveness in units of work done per unit of fuel


  1. the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
  2. work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"
  3. a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
  4. Duty (from "due," that which is owing, O. Fr. deu, did, past participle of devoir; Lat. debere, debitum; cf. "debt") is a term that conveys a sense of moral commitment to someone or something. ...
  5. Duty is the third full-length studio album by Ayumi Hamasaki, as well as being her best-selling studio album to date, with over 2.9 million copies sold. ...
  6. In economics, a duty is a kind of tax, often associated with customs, a payment due to the revenue of a state, levied by force of law. It is a tax on certain items purchased abroad. ...
  7. In tort law, a duty of care (or delict in Scots law) is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others. ...
  8. Duty (Ду́тый, also known as "Дуты" or "Дутово") is a village (selo) in the southern part of Khiloksky District of Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia, located at the confluence of the Duty and Arey Rivers, away from Khilok.
  9. That which one is morally or legally obligated to do; A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task; describing a workload as to its idle, working and de-energized periods; A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff; One's due, something one is owed; a debt or fee
  10. (duties) Taxes on imported goods.
  11. (Duties) "A tax on imports. (In a foreign-trade zone, duties are not payable until the merchandise exits the zone and is entered into the commerce of the United States.)"
  12. (Duties) Electronic copies of proposals and any other relevant materials will be sent to panelists by the Office of the Vice Provost. Prior to the panel’s meeting, each panelist must divide the proposals into Categories A, B, and C and return these rankings to the OVP. ...
  13. (Duties) Employ Stealth Demolition Service Matrix in the execution of all procedures in  utilizing hand tools, rotary tools, and various equipment to remove debris from  structures.  Safely disassemble various structures for salvage and /or removal.  Protect environment from damages. ...
  14. (Duties) Fees assessed by U.S. and/or Mexican Customs on imports and exports. Also known as Customs duties.
  15. (Duties) The HOH are to select 2 players in the Big Brother House that will be eligiable for eviction from the game. In the case that one of the nominated houseguests is saved with the Power of Veto (POV) the HOH must select a replacement nominee. ...
  16. (Duties) The Lieutenant Governor exercises powers delegated to [him] by the Governor as provided by law. [He] also serves as governor in the event of a vacancy in the office, if the Governor is unable to act as governor, or is out of state. ...
  17. (Duties) Under the Customs Act, duties and taxes on imported goods under the Customs Tariff, the Excise Tax Act, the Special Importation Measures Act, and any other Act of Parliament. ...
  18. (Duties) You will perform and discharge your duties and responsibilities faithfully, diligently and to the best of your ability. You will devote substantially all of your working time and efforts to the business and affairs of the Company.
  19. an action which we are obligated to perform out of respect for the moral law.
  20. A tax imposed on imports by the customs authority of a country. Duties are generally based on the value of the goods (ad valorem duties), some other factor such as weight or quantity (specific duties), or a combination of value and other factors (compound duties).
  21. A motive for acting in a certain way which indicates moral quality. It is important in Kantian Ethics where doing good means rationally determining and then following Duty. ...
  22. 1) a payment due to the government, especially a tax imposed on imports, exports, or manufactured goods; 2) that which a person owes to another; that which a person is bound by any natural or moral obligation to do or perform
  23. A tax imposed on imports by the customs authority of a country.
  24. a tax levied by a government on the import, export, use or consumption of goods.
  25. A government tax on imported merchandise.