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1.Ethical, legal, or moral accountability, owed always or for a certain period, specially to someone who has a corresponding right to demand satisfaction of an obligation.
2.Responsibility of conduct, function, or performance that arises from an express or implied contract, or from the fact of holding an office or position.
3.Alternative term for customs duty. See also duty of care and duty to act.

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  • We had a sense of duty in our everyday motivation for our jobs. There was deep level of commitment to our country.

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  • It is a citizen's duty to report a crime to their local law enforcement agency whether it be the police department or sheriff's office.

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  • It is important for a manager to pick out a worker that can handle the important duty he needs done the right way.

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