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duty British & World English

A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility

duty English Thesaurus

she was free of any binding love or duty

duty in chore English Thesaurus

daily household chores like shopping and cleaning

duty in duty English Thesaurus

she was free of any binding love or duty

duty in job English Thesaurus

my job involves a lot of travelling

duty in task English Thesaurus

he set himself the daunting task of writing a full-length book

on duty British & World English

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

duty-free British & World English

Exempt from payment of duty

duty-paid British & World English

On which the cost of duty has been met

active duty British & World English

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

death duty British & World 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 British & World English

Morally or legally obliged to do something

duty cycle British & World English

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

estate duty British & World 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

heavy-duty British & World English

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

point duty British & World English

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

stamp duty British & World English

A duty levied on the legal recognition of certain documents

do duty as British & World English

Serve or act as a substitute for something else

duty officer British & World English

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

duty of care British & World English

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

a bounden duty British & World English

A responsibility regarded by oneself or others as obligatory

countervailing duty British & World English

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

in the line of duty British & World English

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

on duty in duty British & World English

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

devotion British & World English

Love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person or activity

do duty as in duty British & World English

Serve or act as a substitute for something else

a bounden duty in bounden British & World English

A responsibility regarded by oneself or others as obligatory

on or off duty in duty British & World English

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

off duty in duty English Thesaurus

he helped at the hospital even when he was off duty

on duty in duty English Thesaurus

the night security man was on duty

duty drawback in drawback British & World English

An amount of excise or import duty remitted on goods exported

tour of duty in tour British & World English

A spell of duty on military or diplomatic service

do duty as or for in duty British & World English

Serve or act as a substitute for something else

in the line of duty in line1 British & World English

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

dereliction of duty in dereliction British & World English

The shameful failure to fulfil one’s obligations

a or one's bounden duty in bounden British & World English

A responsibility regarded by oneself or others as obligatory


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