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duty US English

A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility

duty US Thesaurus

she was free of any duty

on duty US English

Engaged (or not engaged) in one’s regular work

duty-free US English

Exempt from payment of duty

duty-paid US English

On which the cost of duty has been met

active duty US English

Full-time service in the police or armed forces

death duty US English

(In the UK) a tax levied on property after the owner’s death (replaced officially in 1975 by capital transfer tax and in 1986 by inheritance tax)

duty-bound US English

Morally or legally obliged to do something

duty cycle US English

The cycle of operation of a machine or other device that operates intermittently rather than continuously

estate duty US English

A former death duty levied on property from 1889. It was replaced in 1975 by capital transfer tax and in 1986 by inheritance tax

guard duty US English

The task of keeping watch over someone or something or of controlling access to a place

heavy-duty US English

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

point duty US English

The duties of a police officer or other official stationed at a junction to control traffic

stamp duty US English

A duty levied on the legal recognition of certain documents

do duty as US English

Serve or act as a substitute for something else

duty officer US English

An officer, especially in the police or armed forces, who is on duty at a particular time

duty of care US English

A moral or legal obligation to ensure the safety or well-being of others

one's bounden duty US English

A responsibility regarded as obligatory

countervailing duty US English

An import tax imposed on certain goods in order to prevent dumping or counter export subsidies

in the line of duty US English

While one is working (used mainly of police officers, firefighters, or soldiers)

on duty in duty US English

Engaged (or not engaged) in one’s regular work

devotion US English

Love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause

do duty as in duty US English

Serve or act as a substitute for something else

one's bounden duty in bounden US English

A responsibility regarded as obligatory

on or off duty in duty US English

Engaged (or not engaged) in one’s regular work

off duty in duty US Thesaurus

I'll be off duty at midnight

on duty in duty US Thesaurus

there is always a supervisor on duty

tour of duty in tour US English

A period of duty on military or diplomatic service

do duty as or for in duty US English

Serve or act as a substitute for something else

in the line of duty in line1 US English

While one is working (used mainly of police officers, firefighters, or soldiers)

dereliction of duty in dereliction US English

The shameful failure to fulfill one’s obligations

tour of duty in tour US Thesaurus

his tour of duty in the Middle East


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