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Noun: duty  d(y)oo-tee
  1. The social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
    "we must instil a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty";
    - responsibility, obligation
     
  2. Work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
    "the duties of the job"
     
  3. A government tax on imports or exports
    "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries";
    - tariff

Derived forms: duties

Type of: indirect tax, social control, work

Encyclopedia: Duty, Honor, Country