Meaningn 1: work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal
reasons; "the duties of the job"
2: 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; every opportunity, an obligation; every
possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr [syn: responsibility,
3: a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a
treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"