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1. duty (om handling) the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe must instill a sense of duty in our children.
Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)obligation, responsibility

Mindre specifikke termersocial control

Mere specifikke termerburden of proof, civic duty, civic responsibility, demand, filial duty, guardianship, imperative, incumbency, job, keeping, legal duty, line of duty, moral obligation, noblesse oblige, prerequisite, requirement, requirement, safekeeping, white man's burden

2. duty (om handling) work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe duties of the job.

Mindre specifikke termerwork

Mere specifikke termerassignment, chore, duty assignment, function, job, office, part, role, task

3. duty (om forhold) a government tax on imports or exports

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)tariff

Mindre specifikke termerindirect tax

Mere specifikke termercountervailing duty, custom, customs, customs duty, export duty, import duty, impost, octroi, protective tariff, revenue tariff, tonnage, tonnage duty, tunnage

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