Definition of 'duty'
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Measures that could be announced next week include a reduction in air passenger duty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They would allow manufacturers on site to import and export without paying any duty and customs charges. The Sun (2016)Ideally they wish to buy six or more properties in one transaction to avoid high residential stamp duty charges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government has a duty to protect the most vulnerable in our society and to act in the public interest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Bedfordshire police confirmed that four of the officers involved were still on full working duty while the fifth had retired. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As we report today, the amount of excise duty paid has dropped. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The association said a 17 per cent cut in beer duty in recent years had helped growth. The Sun (2016)They would learn about personal responsibility, duty and mindset. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Recently I tried to explain this sacred bond of royal duty to one such American. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Last night both were suspended from duty as their force probed the claims. The Sun (2008)Those who handle goods on which no excise duty has been paid could also be fined. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Lower fuel duty to reduce consumer costs and we can all breath a sigh of relief. The Sun (2008)Many church board members are unaware of the fiduciary duties they owe to the church. Christianity Today (2000)Doctors will be feeling the wind of change blowing through other areas of their duties. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is possibly no tax as emotive as stamp duty land tax. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such buyers will remain eligible to pay stamp duty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The latter is the first duty of any government. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That fully satisfied the duty to take due steps to take account of the disability. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Usually the duty on beer brewed in one month is paid in the following month. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Where is your duty of responsibility in this? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then four resumed normal duties while three continued searching. The Sun (2009)Training activities aim at improving the skills needed to perform current job duties effectively. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Mars is on duty in the part of your chart that deals with money. The Sun (2014)They have a duty of care towards the people in their homes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Only then are they placed on regular duty with a particular member. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)And they warned high fuel duty would force up food costs. The Sun (2008)Officials will now decide what levy of excise duty should apply to them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The staff is made up of civilian and military nurses and they care for soldiers alongside their duties nursing the public. The Sun (2008)This was one of my duties. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)The report also cites visa controls, air passenger duty and regulatory burdens as barriers to growth. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You will have to pay 0.5% stamp duty though. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Trouble is, injuries and international duty leave him depleted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The control of air passenger duty and some benefit payments will also be passed to Holyrood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'duty'
British English: duty /ˈdjuːtɪ/ NOUN
Duty is the work that you have to do as your job.
Staff must report for duty at their normal place of work.
- American English: duty
- Arabic: وَاجِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: dever
- Chinese: 关税
- Croatian: dužnost
- Czech: povinnost
- Danish: pligt
- Dutch: plicht
- European Spanish: deber
- Finnish: velvollisuus
- French: devoir
- German: Pflicht
- Greek: καθήκον
- Italian: dovere
- Japanese: 任務
- Korean: 임무
- Norwegian: plikt
- Polish: obowiązek
- European Portuguese: dever
- Romanian: atribuție
- Russian: долг
- Spanish: deber responsabilidad
- Swedish: plikt
- Thai: หน้าที่
- Turkish: görev
- Ukrainian: обов'язок
- Vietnamese: nghĩa vụ
Definition of duty from the Collins English Dictionary
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