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duty

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈdjuːti/
RIGHT THING TO DO B1 something you must do because it is morally or legally right: a moral duty [+ to do sth] Rail companies have a duty to provide safe transport.Duty, obligation and responsibility
JOB B2 something you do as part of your job or because of your position: professional/official dutiesDuty, obligation and responsibility
on/off duty B2 If a doctor, police officer, etc is on duty, they are working, and if they are off duty, they are not working: I'm on duty tomorrow night.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
TAX tax that you pay on something you buyTaxation
Translations of “duty”
in Korean 의무, 임무…
in Arabic واجِب…
in French devoir, obligation, taxe…
in Turkish iş, görev, sorunluluk…
in Italian dovere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 責任, 義務…
in Russian долг, обязанность, налог…
in Polish obowiązek, cło…
in Spanish deber, obligación, impuesto…
in Portuguese dever, obrigação…
in German die Pflicht, die Aufgabe, der Zoll…
in Catalan deure…
in Japanese 義務, 職務…
in Chinese (Simplified) 责任, 义务…
(Definition of duty from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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