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duty

 
Noun duty has 3 senses
  1. duty - work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"
    --1 is a kind of
    work
    --1 has particulars:
     job, task, chore; function, office, part, role; assignment, duty assignment
  2. duty, responsibility, obligation - the social force that binds you to your obligations and 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 is a kind of social control
    --2 has particulars:
     job; guardianship, keeping, safekeeping; moral obligation; noblesse oblige; burden of proof; civic duty, civic responsibility; filial duty; imperative; incumbency; legal duty; line of duty; white man's burden; prerequisite, requirement; requirement, demand
  3. duty, tariff - a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
    --3 is a kind of indirect tax
    --3 has particulars:
     customs, customs duty, custom, impost; tonnage, tunnage, tonnage duty; octroi; revenue tariff; protective tariff; import duty; export duty; countervailing duty
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