|1.||[ noun ] work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons|
: "the duties of the job"
|Related terms:||work function job assignment|
|2.||[ noun ] (sociology) the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force|
: "we must instill a sense of duty in our children" "every right implies a responsibility"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
|Related terms:||social_control requirement prerequisite job guardianship filial_duty imperative noblesse_oblige legal_duty incumbency moral_obligation white_man's_burden line_of_duty civic_duty burden_of_proof compel|
|3.||[ noun ] (government) a government tax on imports or exports|
"they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
|Related terms:||tax indirect_tax import_duty tonnage customs protective_tariff revenue_tariff export_duty countervailing_duty octroi tariff|
|4.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5277|