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duty

noun   /ˈdjuː·ti/ ( plural duties)
B1 something you must do because the law says you must or because it is right deber The police have a duty to protect the public.
something you do as part of your job or because of your position deber professional duties
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. de servicio/no de servicio I’m on duty tomorrow night.
(Definition of duty from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

duty

noun /ˈdjuːti/ ( plural duties)
what one ought morally or legally to do deber He acted out of duty I do my duty as a responsible citizen.
an action or task requiring to be done, especially one attached to a job obligación I had a few duties to perform in connection with my job.
(a) tax on goods impuesto You must pay duty when you bring wine into the country.
dutiable adjective
(of goods) on which tax is to be paid sujeto a derechos de aduana Dutiable goods imported to Brunei are subject to customs import duties.
dutiful adjective
(opposite undutiful) careful to do what one should obediente a dutiful daughter.
duty-free adjective
free from tax libre de impuestos duty-free wines.
off duty
not actually working and not liable to be asked to do so no estar de guardia The doctor’s off duty this weekend (adjective (etc)) She spends her off-duty hours at home.
on duty
carrying out one’s duties or liable to be asked to do so during a certain period estar de guardia, estar de servicio I’m on duty again this evening.
(Definition of duty from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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