The definition of a duty is something that is required by one's religion, job, position or the laws.(noun)
An example of a duty is the act of students completing homework assignments.
See duty in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. duties
Origin: ME duete < Anglo-Fr dueté, what is due (owing): see due & -ty
See duty in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. du·ties
Origin: Middle English duete
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from due
Origin: , variant of Old French deu, due; see due.
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