meaning of duty

1. That which is due; payment.
That which a person is bound by moral obligation to do, or refrain from doing; that which one ought to do; service morally obligatory.
Hence, any assigned service or business; as, the duties of a policeman, or a soldier; to be on duty.
Specifically, obedience or submission due to parents and superiors.
Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.
The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs. , England, or 100 lbs. , United States).
Tax, toll, impost, or customs; excise; any sum of money required by government to be paid on the importation, exportation, or consumption of goods.
work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the ">job"

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