Hypertext Webster Gateway: "duty"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Duty \Du"ty\, n.; pl. {Duties}. [From {Due}.]
1. That which is due; payment. [Obs. as signifying a material

When thou receivest money for thy labor or ware,
thou receivest thy duty. --Tyndale.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal
reasons: "the duties of the job"
2: 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"- John D.Rockefeller Jr [syn: {responsibility},
3: a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a
treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
[syn: {tariff}]

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