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  1. du·ty
    IPA[ˈd(y)o͞odē]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: duty, plural noun: duties

    • noun

      a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility:

      (of a visit or other undertaking) done from a sense of moral obligation rather than for pleasure:

    • adjective

      exempt from payment of duty:

      (of a shop or area) selling or trading in goods that are exempt from payment of duty:

    • noun

      goods that are exempt from payment of duty:
    • noun

      the cycle of operation of a machine or other device which operates intermittently rather than continuously.

      the time occupied by the cycle of operation of a machine or other device, especially as a percentage of available time.

    • adjective

      (of material or an article) designed to withstand the stresses of demanding use:

      intense, important, or abundant:

    • noun

      full-time service in the police or armed forces.

      the playing of a direct role in the operational work of the police or armed forces as opposed to doing administrative work.

    • noun

      an officer, especially in the police or armed forces, who is on duty at a particular time.
    • noun

      an import tax imposed on certain goods in order to prevent dumping or counter export subsidies.
    • noun

      the obligation to act or a period of acting as a member of a jury in court:
    • adjective

      morally or legally obliged to do something:
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