imperative duty

imperative duty
index allegiance, charge (responsibility), responsibility (accountability)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • duty — du·ty n pl du·ties [Anglo French deuté indebtedness, obligation, from deu owing, due, from Old French see due] 1: tasks, service, or functions that arise from one s position performing a police officer s duties; also: a period of being on duty… …   Law dictionary

  • Duty — Du ty, n.; pl. {Duties}. [From {Due}.] 1. That which is due; payment. [Obs. as signifying a material thing.] [1913 Webster] When thou receivest money for thy labor or ware, thou receivest thy duty. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. That which a person… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imperative — Im*per a*tive, a. [L. imperativus, fr. imperare to command; pref. im in + parare to make ready, prepare: cf. F. imp[ e]ratif. See {Perade}, and cf. {Empire}.] 1. Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Duty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 duty duty what ought to be done moral obligation accountableness liability onus responsibility Sgm: N 1 bounden duty bounden duty imperative duty Sgm: N 1 call call …   English dictionary for students

  • imperative — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English imperatyf, from Late Latin imperativus, from Latin imperatus, past participle of imperare to command more at emperor Date: 15th century 1. a. of, relating to, or constituting the grammatical mood that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imperative — /ɪmˈpɛrətɪv / (say im peruhtiv) adjective 1. not to be avoided or evaded: an imperative duty. 2. of the nature of or expressing a command; commanding. 3. Grammar designating or relating to the verb mood specialised for use in command, requests,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Duty — • The definition of the term duty given by lexicographers is: something that is due , obligatory service ; something that one is bound to perform or to avoid Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Duty     Duty …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • imperative — [im per′ə tiv] adj. [LL imperativus, commanding < pp. of L imperare, to command: see EMPEROR] 1. having the nature of, or indicating, power or authority; commanding [an imperative gesture] 2. absolutely necessary; urgent; compelling [it is… …   English World dictionary

  • duty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Requisite service Nouns 1. duty, moral obligation, accountability, liability, onus, responsibility; bounden duty; call of duty; allegiance, fealty, tie; engagement, promise; part, function, calling,… …   English dictionary for students

  • imperative — Synonyms and related words: absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, acid, acute, allegiance, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, ascendant, assigned task, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, basic, behest, bidding, binding, biting,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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