Part of speech: noun

That which is due; moral obligation.

Part of speech: noun

An impost, as upon imports.

Part of speech: noun

A formal expression of respect.

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Usage examples "duty":

  1. " We have a duty to tell them the truth. - "The Instant of Now", Irving E. Cox, Jr..
  2. I shall bid him do his duty. - "Lover or Friend", Rosa Nouchette Carey.
  3. Even with a duty of forty- five per cent. - "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.