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(a.) Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.
(a.) Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Dutiful'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/d/dutiful.html. 1828.