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duty

du·ty

duty

 
 
pronunciation:
du ti
phrases:
on duty
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part of speech: noun
inflections: duties
definition 1: something that a person should do because it is right or fair.
It is the duty of parents to take care of their children.
synonyms:
obligation, responsibility
similar words:
charge, trust
definition 2: the things a person must do in a particular job or position.
One of the duties of a police officer is to direct traffic.
synonyms:
requirement, responsibility
similar words:
function, mission, obligation, occupation, part
definition 3: a tax on things that people bring into a country if they bought them in another country.
similar words:
tax
phrase: on duty
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