Bedeutung von “duty” im Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /ˈdu·t̬i/ plural duties

B1 something you must do because the law says you must or because it is right:

The police have a duty to protect the public.

something you do as part of your job or because of your position:

on/off duty

If a doctor, police officer, etc. is on duty, he or she is working, and if he or she is off duty, he or she is not working:

I’m on duty tomorrow night.

(Definition von “duty” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)