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Dictionary definition for: Duty

1. (n) work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"

2. (n) the social force that binds you to your obligations and 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"- Jo

3. (n) a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"

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