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Duty vs. Responsibility

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  • 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).

  • Responsibility (noun)

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

    "Responsibility is a heavy burden."

  • Responsibility (noun)

    A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

    "Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!"

    "The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman"

  • Responsibility (noun)

    The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.

  • Responsibility (noun)

    The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.

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  • 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.

  • Responsibility (noun)

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

  • Responsibility (noun)

    That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.

  • Responsibility (noun)

    Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

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  • 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"

  • Responsibility (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"

  • Responsibility (noun)

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

  • Responsibility (noun)

    a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct;

    "he holds a position of great responsibility"

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