duty

  • 1 duty — du·ty n pl du·ties [Anglo French deuté indebtedness, obligation, from deu owing, due, from Old French see due] 1: tasks, service, or functions that arise from one s position performing a police officer s duties; also: a period of being on duty… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Duty — • The definition of the term duty given by lexicographers is: something that is due , obligatory service ; something that one is bound to perform or to avoid Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Duty     Duty …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Duty — Du ty, n.; pl. {Duties}. [From {Due}.] 1. That which is due; payment. [Obs. as signifying a material thing.] [1913 Webster] When thou receivest money for thy labor or ware, thou receivest thy duty. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. That which a person… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 DUTY — DUTY, an action that one is obligated to perform; a feeling, or sense, of obligation. In Judaism man s duties are determined by God s commandments. The entire biblical and rabbinic conception of man s role in the world is subsumed under the… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 5 duty — [do͞ot′ē, dyo͞ot′ē] n. pl. duties [ME duete < Anglo Fr dueté, what is due (owing): see DUE & TY1] 1. the obedience or respect that one should show toward one s parents, older people, etc. 2. conduct based on moral or legal obligation, or a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Duty — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Duty Álbum de estudio de Ayumi Hamasaki Publicación …

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  • 7 Duty — Album par Ayumi Hamasaki Sortie 27 septembre 2000 Durée 51:45 Genre …

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  • 8 duty — [n1] responsibility, assignment burden, business, calling, charge, chore, commission, commitment, committal, contract, devoir, dues, engagement, function, hook*, job, load, millstone*, minding the store*, mission, must, need, obligation,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 duty — ► NOUN (pl. duties) 1) a moral or legal obligation. 2) a task required as part of one s job. 3) a payment levied on the import, export, manufacture, or sale of goods. 4) Brit. a payment levied on the transfer of property, for licences, and for… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 duty — late 13c., from Anglo Fr. duete, from O.Fr. deu due, owed; proper, just, from V.L. *debutus, from L. debitus, pp. of debere to owe (see DEBT (Cf. debt)). Related: Duties. The sense of tax or fee on imports, exports, etc. is from late 15c.; duty… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 duty — 1 Obligation Analogous words: responsibility, accountability, amenability, answerability, liability (see corresponding adjectives at RESPONSIBLE) 2 office, *function, province Analogous words: concern, business, *affair 3 *task …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 duty — A charge collected by the U.S. Customs Service on imported goods entering the United States by mail …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 13 duty — noun 1 sth that you have to do because it is right or expected ADJECTIVE ▪ contractual, legal, statutory (esp. BrE) ▪ Retailers have a statutory duty to provide goods suitable for their purpose. ▪ fiduciary ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 duty — A tax on imports, exports, or consumption goods. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary There are two main types of duty collected by HM Customs and Excise: one is import duty , which is duty charged on goods imported into the European Union ( EU); and… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 duty — n. obligation service 1) to assume, take on a duty 2) to carry out, discharge, do, perform one s duty 3) to shirk one s duty 4) an ethical, moral; legal; painful, unpleasant; pleasant duty 5) a civic; official; patriotic; professional duty ;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 duty — du|ty W1S1 [ˈdju:ti US ˈdu: ] n plural duties ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(something you must do)¦ 2¦(work)¦ 3 be on/off duty 4¦(tax)¦ 5 do duty as something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Anglo French; Origin: dueté, from Old French deu; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Duty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Duty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 duty duty what ought to be done moral obligation accountableness liability onus responsibility Sgm: N 1 bounden duty bounden duty imperative duty Sgm: N 1 call call …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 duty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Requisite service Nouns 1. duty, moral obligation, accountability, liability, onus, responsibility; bounden duty; call of duty; allegiance, fealty, tie; engagement, promise; part, function, calling,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 duty — du|ty [ duti ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a legal or moral obligation: He has a duty under the terms of his contract to pay rent. be someone s duty to do something: It is your duty as a parent to protect your children. owe/have a duty to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 duty — noun 1 STH YOU HAVE TO DO (C, U) something that you have to do because it is morally or legally right (+ to/towards): Ian felt a sense of duty towards his parents. | have a duty to do sth/be your duty to do sth: The company has a duty to its… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English