Synonyms of duty


1. duty, responsibility, obligation, social control

usage: 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. duty, work

usage: work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"

3. duty, tariff, indirect tax

usage: a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"

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Definition and meaning of duty (Dictionary)