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Duty vs. Responsibility

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Dutynoun

That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.

‘We don't have a duty to keep you here.’;

Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

‘Responsibility is a heavy burden.’;

Dutynoun

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

‘I’m on duty from 6 pm to 6 am.’;

Responsibilitynoun

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’;

Dutynoun

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

Responsibilitynoun

(military) 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.

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Dutynoun

A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff.

‘customs duty; excise duty’;

Responsibilitynoun

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

Dutynoun

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

Responsibilitynoun

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

Dutynoun

(obsolete) Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.

Responsibilitynoun

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

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Dutynoun

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).

Responsibilitynoun

Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

Dutynoun

That which is due; payment.

‘When thou receivest money for thy labor or ware, thou receivest thy duty.’;

Responsibilitynoun

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’;

Dutynoun

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

‘Forgetting his duty toward God, his sovereign lord, and his country.’;

Responsibilitynoun

the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

‘it was his province to take care of himself’;

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Dutynoun

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

‘With records sweet of duties done.’; ‘To employ him on the hardest and most imperative duty.’; ‘Duty is a graver term than obligation. A duty hardly exists to do trivial things; but there may be an obligation to do them.’;

Responsibilitynoun

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’;

Dutynoun

Specifically, obedience or submission due to parents and superiors.

Dutynoun

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

Dutynoun

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).

Dutynoun

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

Dutynoun

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

‘the duties of the job’;

Dutynoun

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’;

Dutynoun

a government tax on imports or exports;

‘they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries’;

Duty

A duty (from meaning Old French: deu, did, past participle of devoir; Latin: debere, debitum, whence ) is a commitment or expectation to perform some action in general or if certain circumstances arise. A duty may arise from a system of ethics or morality, especially in an honor culture.

‘due’; ‘that which is owing’; ‘debt’;

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