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Commitment vs. Duty

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  • Commitment (noun)

    The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:

  • Commitment (noun)

    The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review.

  • Commitment (noun)

    Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:

  • Commitment (noun)

    Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution.

  • Commitment (noun)

    Being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons.

  • Commitment (noun)

    The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.

  • Commitment (noun)

    Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.

  • Commitment (noun)

    State of being pledged or engaged.

  • Commitment (noun)

    The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or in jail.

  • Duty (noun)

    That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.

    "We don't have a duty to keep you here."

  • Duty (noun)

    A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task.

    "I’m on duty from 6 pm to 6 am."

  • Duty (noun)

    Describing a workload as to its idle, working and de-energized periods.

  • Duty (noun)

    A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff.

    "customs duty; excise duty"

  • Duty (noun)

    One's due, something one is owed; a debt or fee.

  • Duty (noun)

    Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.

  • Duty (noun)

    The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).

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  • Commitment (noun)

    The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.

  • Commitment (noun)

    A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; - more frequently termed a mittimus.

  • Commitment (noun)

    The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.

  • Commitment (noun)

    A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.

  • Commitment (noun)

    The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.

  • Duty (noun)

    That which is due; payment.

  • Duty (noun)

    That which a person is bound by moral obligation to do, or refrain from doing; that which one ought to do; service morally obligatory.

  • Duty (noun)

    Hence, any assigned service or business; as, the duties of a policeman, or a soldier; to be on duty.

  • Duty (noun)

    Specifically, obedience or submission due to parents and superiors.

  • Duty (noun)

    Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.

  • Duty (noun)

    The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).

  • Duty (noun)

    Tax, toll, impost, or customs; excise; any sum of money required by government to be paid on the importation, exportation, or consumption of goods.

Webster Dictionary
  • Commitment (noun)

    the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose;

    "a man of energy and commitment"

  • Commitment (noun)

    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action;

    "his long commitment to public service"

    "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

  • Commitment (noun)

    an engagement by contract involving financial obligation;

    "his business commitments took him to London"

  • Commitment (noun)

    a message that makes a pledge

  • Commitment (noun)

    the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

  • Duty (noun)

    work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons;

    "the duties of the job"

  • Duty (noun)

    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"

  • Duty (noun)

    a government tax on imports or exports;

    "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"

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