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duty

noun

1 duty

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.

synonyms: obligation, responsibility.

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Roget 990: worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation; kneeling, genuflection, prostration.    prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, ... show more

Roget 998: rite; ceremony, ritual, liturgy, ceremonial; ordinance, observance, function, duty; form, formulary; solemnity, sacrament; incantation ... show more

Roget 926: duty, what ought to be done, moral obligation, accountableness, liability, onus, responsibility; bounden duty, imperative duty; call, call of duty; accountability.    allegiance, ... show more

Roget 686: exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt; stroke of work, stitch of work.    ... show more

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Roget 928: respect, regard, consideration; courtesy etc. 894; attention, deference, reverence, honor, esteem, estimation, veneration, ... show more

Dutch: plicht, verantwoordelijkheid
Polish: ciężar, obowiązek, powinność



2 duty

Work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons.

Dutch: taks, van dienst, dienst, weekdienst
Polish: obowiązek

3 duty

A government tax on imports or exports.

synonym: tariff.

Roget 812: price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure; demand, damage; fare, hire, wages etc. (remuneration) ... show more

Dutch: tarief
Polish: cło


Moby thesaurus: Mass, VAT, accountability, active service, ad valorem duty, admiration, adoration, alcohol tax, allegiance, amenability, amusement tax, answerability, apotheosis, appreciation, approbation, approval, assessment, assessment on default, assignment, awe ... show more.

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