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Duty is a term loosely appliedDuty to any action (or course of action) whichDuty'Duty is regarded as morally incumbent, apart from personal likes and dislikes or any external compulsion. Such action must be viewed in relation to a principle, whichDuty may be abstractDuty in the highestDuty sense (e.g. obedience to the dictates of conscience) or basedDuty on local and personal relations. That a father and his children have mutual duties implies that there are moral laws regulatingDuty their relationship; that it is the duty of a servantDuty to obey his master within certain limits is part ofDuty a definite contract, whereby he becomes a'Duty servant engaging toDuty do certain thingsDuty for a specified wage. Thus, it is held that it is not the duty of a servant to infringe a moral law even though his master should command it. For theDuty nature of duty in the abstract, and the variousDuty criteria on which it has been based, see ethics. Action, as a concept in philosophy, is what humans can do. ... Morality refers to the concept of human ethics which pertains to matters of good and evil — also referred to as right or wrong — used within three contexts: individual conscience; systems of principles and judgments — sometimes called moral values —shared within a cultural, religious, secular or philosophical community; and codes of... For other things named OCD, see OCD (disambiguation). ... A principle (not principal) is something, usually a rule or norm, that is part of the basis for something else. ... Look up Obedience in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Father with child For other uses, see Father (disambiguation). ... Children redirects here. ... Equality and the balancing of interests under law is symbolised by a blindfold and weighing scales For other senses of this word, see Law (disambiguation). ... Interpersonal relationships are social associations, connections, or affiliations between two or more people. ... A servant is a person who is hired to provide regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties. ... A wage is a compensation which workers receive in exchange for their labor. ... Ethics (from the Ancient Greek ἠθικός (ethikos), meaning theory of living), a major branch of philosophy, is the study of values and customs of a person or group and covers the analysis and employment of concepts such as right, wrong, good, evil, and responsibility. ...


From the root idea of obligation to serve or give something in return, involved in the conception of duty, have sprung various derivative uses of the word; thus it is used of the services performed by a minister of a church, by a soldier, or by any employee or servant. In most Protestant churches, a minister is a member of the ordained clergy who leads a congregation; such a person may also be called a Pastor, Preacher, or Elder. ... St. ... Modern soldiers. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ...


Many schools of thought have debated the idea of duty. While many assert mankind's duty on their own terms, some philosophers have absolutely rejected a sense of duty (such as the greatTaoists). For other uses of the words tao and dao, see Dao (disambiguation). ...


Reference

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Duty (3732 words)
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duty: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (0 words)
That a father and his children have mutual duties implies that there are moral laws regulating their relationship; that it is the duty of a servant to obey his master within certain limits is part of a definite contract, whereby he becomes a servant engaging to do certain things for a specified wage.
From the root idea of obligation to serve or give something in return, involved in the conception of duty, have sprung various derivative uses of the word; thus it is used of the services performed by a minister of a church, by a soldier, or by any employee or servant.
Properly a "duty" differs from a "tax" in being levied on specific commodities, transactions, estates, andc., and not on individuals; thus it is right to talk of import-duties, excise-duties, deathor succession-duties, andc., but of income tax as being levied on a person in proportion to his income.
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