Associations to the word «Duty»


DUTY, noun. That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.
DUTY, noun. A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task.
DUTY, noun. Describing a workload as to its idle, working and de-energized periods.
DUTY, noun. A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff, customs duty, excise duty.
DUTY, noun. (obsolete) One's due, something one is owed; a debt or fee.
DUTY, noun. (obsolete) Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.
DUTY, noun. The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).
DUTY CYCLE, noun. (electronics) The ratio between the amount of time in which the clock's signal is high and the clock's period.
DUTY MAN, noun. Alternative form of dutyman
DUTY MEN, noun. Plural of duty man
DUTY OF CARE, noun. (legal) A legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others.

Dictionary definition

DUTY, noun. 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.
DUTY, noun. Work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job".
DUTY, noun. A government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries".

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