Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun duty

3 senses of duty

Sense 1
duty, responsibility, obligation -- (the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr)
       => social control -- (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Sense 2
duty -- (work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Sense 3
duty, tariff -- (a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries")
       => indirect tax -- (a tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations)

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