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Synonyms of duty in English:


  • 1 she was free of any duty
    responsibility, obligation, commitment;
    allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, homage
  • 2 it was his duty to attend the king
  • 3 the duty was raised on alcohol
    tax, levy, tariff, excise, toll, fee, payment, rate, countervail;
  • Phrases

    off duty

    I'll be off duty at midnight
    not working, at leisure, on leave, off (work), free

    on duty

    there is always a supervisor on duty
    working, at work, busy, occupied, engaged
    informalon the job

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