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1‘she was free of any binding love or duty’
responsibility, obligation, commitment, obedience, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, respect, deference, reverence, homage
2‘it was his duty to attend the king’
job, task, chore, assignment, commission, mission, function, charge, part, place, role, concern, requirement, responsibility, obligation
work, burden, onus
British informal pigeon
3‘the duty was raised on alcohol and tobacco’
tax, levy, tariff, excise, toll, fee, imposition, impost, exaction, tithe, payment, rate
‘he helped at the hospital even when he was off duty’
not working, at leisure, on holiday, on leave, off, off work, free
‘the night security man was on duty’
working, at work, busy, occupied, engaged
on call, on standby
on the job, tied up
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