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Duty

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DUTY, n.

1. That which a person owes to another that which a person is bound, by any natural, moral or legal obligation, to pay, do or perform. Obedience to princes, magistrates and the laws is the duty of every citizen and subject obedience, respect and kindness to parents are duties of children fidelity to friends is a duty reverence, obedience and prayer to God are indispensable duties the government and religious instruction of children are duties of parents which they cannot neglect without guilt.
2. Forbearance of that which is forbid by morality, law, justice or propriety. It is our duty to refrain from lewdness, intemperance, profaneness and injustice.
3. Obedience submission.
4. Act of reverence or respect.

They both did duty to their lady.

5. The business of a soldier or marine on guard as, the company is on duty. It is applied also to other services or labor.
6. The business of war military service as, the regiment did duty in Flanders.
7. Tax, toll, impost, or customs excise any sum of money required by government to be paid on the importation, exportation, or consumption of goods. An impost on land or other real estate, and on the stock of farmers, is not called a duty, but a direct tax.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Duty'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/d/duty.html.

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