See also: dutý
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdjuːti/
- (US) IPA(key): /duːɾi/
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- Rhymes: -uːti
- Homophone: doody (for some speakers)
duty (plural duties)
- That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.
- We don't have a duty to keep you here.
- 1805, 21 October, Horatio Nelson
- England expects that every man will do his duty.
- 2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
- British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.
- A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task.
- I’m on duty from 6 pm to 6 am.
- describing a workload as to its idle, working and de-energized periods.
- A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff.
- (obsolete) One's due, something one is owed; a debt or fee.
- Adjectives often used with "duty": public, private, moral, legal, social, double, civic, contractual, political, judicial, etc.
- (that which one is obligated to do): obligation
that which one is morally or legally obligated to do
period of time
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- duty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- duty in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- duty at OneLook Dictionary Search
- perfect passive participle of duś
Declension of duty
|Masculine singular||Feminine singular||Neuter singular||Dual||Plural|
dutych (optional animate form)
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