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duty
British English: /ˈdjuːti/
American English: /ˈd(j)udi/

Translation of duty in French:

noun

  • 1 (obligation)
    devoir (m) (to envers)
    to have a duty to do
    avoir le devoir de faire
    to make it one's duty to do
    considérer de son devoir de faire
    it is my duty to do
    il est de mon devoir de faire
    to do one's duty to do one's duty by somebody
    remplir son devoir envers quelqu'un
    in the course of duty
    (Military)
    en service
    duty calls! to feel duty bound to do
    se sentir le devoir de faire
    to neglect one's duties
    manquer à ses devoirs
    out of a sense of duty
    par devoir
  • 3
    uncountable (work)
    service (m)
    to be on/off duty
    (Military, Medicine)
    être/ne pas être de service
    (School)
    être/ne pas être de surveillance
    to go on/off duty
    commencer/finir son service
    day/night duty
    service (m) de jour/de nuit
    to do duty for ou as something
    servir de quelque chose
    to do duty for somebody
    remplacer quelqu'un
  • 5before n (on duty)
    (nurse, security guard) (during the day)
    de service
    (outside hours)
    de permanence

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