That which one is morally or legally obligated to do. (noun)
A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task. (noun)
describing a workload as to its idle, working and de-energized periods. (noun)
A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff. (noun)
One's due, something one is owed; a debt or fee. (noun)
Examples of word duty
Ross thinks that duty proper, as he calls it, is a quite different sort of thing from a prima facie duty; the notion of Ëœdutyâ„¢ in Ëœprima facie dutyâ„¢ is a different notion from that in Ëœduty properâ„¢.
"I know that Elise has a conscience that will hold her fast to duty," said Benigna, but she did not speak hopefully: she spoke deliberately, however, thinking that these words _conscience_ and _duty_ might arrest the minister's attention, and that he would perhaps, by some means, throw light upon questions which were constantly becoming more perplexing to her.
In the duty of accumulation -- and I call it a _duty_, in the most strict and literal signification of that word -- all below a competence is most valuable, and its acquisition most laudable; but all above a fortune is a misfortune.
Then it becomes our duty to screen not only the advance of our own troops and to secure to our Infantry the advantages of being able to advance undisturbed, but the climax of all these duties will be reached _in the far more important duty_, in the now indispensable task, of securing the _widest possible sphere of intelligence_.
Patsey, who always says, "We are prompted by a deep sense of duty, my dear, _duty_!"