Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk navneord: duty

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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