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duty

du·ty

duty

 
pronunciation:
du ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: duties
definition 1: something that a person should do because it is right or fair; responsibility.
It is his duty to tell the judge the whole truth.
synonyms:
obligation, responsibility
similar words:
charge, part, trust
definition 2: the things a person must do in a particular job or position.
His duties as class president include making a speech.
synonyms:
job, requirement, responsibility
similar words:
function, mission, obligation, occupation, part
definition 3: a tax on goods brought into or taken out of a country.
synonyms:
customs, tariff
similar words:
levy, tax
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