duty noun definition in Moral topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Moral topic
[countable, uncountable] something that you feel you have to do because it is your moral or legal responsibility It is my duty to report it to the police. Local councillors have a duty to serve the community. I don't want you to visit me simply out of a sense of duty. your duties as a parent to do your duty for your country I’ll have to go I’m afraid—duty calls. The company owes a duty of care to its customers.