I urge you to perform your duties mandated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and complete the Yucca Mountain licensing process.
His duties will include being a “mentor” to the young players.
That is, a just society collects taxes to meet its duties to every person in its realm—which are also its duties to God.
Part of my duties was to train young white guys, with far less talent, to promote past me.
My duties as a pilot and air travel writer have made me well aware of the contempt people feel for airlines.
Causes which will delay his entering on the duties of his office.
Their first act is to lower the duties on the importation of foreign cattle!
It has too often been placed on rights rather than on duties.
The office has come to me unsought; I commence its duties untrammeled.
But these are all privileges; you were going to tell me about duties, were you not?
late 13c., from Anglo-French duete, from Old French deu "due, owed; proper, just," from Vulgar Latin *debutus, from Latin debitus, past participle of debere "to owe" (see debt). Related: Duties. The sense of "tax or fee on imports, exports, etc." is from late 15c.; duty-free as a noun is attested from 1958.
A tax charged by a government, especially on an import.