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Duty (IPA: /ˈdjuti/, /ˈduti/)


Duty (n.)

That which is due; payment.

Duty (n.)

That which a person is bound by moral obligation to do, or refrain from doing; that which one ought to do; service morally obligatory.

Duty (n.)

Hence, any assigned service or business; as, the duties of a policeman, or a soldier; to be on duty.

Duty (n.)

Specifically, obedience or submission due to parents and superiors.

Duty (n.)

Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.

Duty (n.)

The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).

Duty (n.)

Tax, toll, impost, or customs; excise; any sum of money required by government to be paid on the importation, exportation, or consumption of goods.

Duty

Commitment or obligation to someone or something or to perform an action on the behalf of

Duty

Tax

Duty

2000 album by Ayumi Hamasaki

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1911 film by Thomas H. Ince

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1914 film by Étienne Arnaud

Duty (Last Name / Surname)

Duty is the #7,138 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 4,685 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "What is the task of all higher education ?" To turn men into machines. What are the means ?" Man must learn to be bored. How is that accomplished ?" By means of the concept of duty ."" - Duty

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .if inequalities stare us in the face the essential equality too is not to be missed. Every man has an equal right to the necessaries of life even as birds and beasts have. And since every right carries with it a corresponding duty and the corresponding remedy for resisting any attack upon it, it is merely a matter of finding out the corresponding duties and remedies to vindicate the elementary fundamental equality." - Duty

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [He would do his duty as he saw it] without regard to scraps of paper called constitutions." - Government

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A deliberate rejection of duty prescribed by already recognized truth cannot but destroy, or at least impair most seriously the clearness of our mental vision." - Duty

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man cannot be allowed to neglect a duty which he has undertaken." - Henry Bickersteth, 1st Baron Langdale


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