Duty

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A duty (from "due" meaning "that which is owing";, past participle of devoir; debere, debitum, whence "debt") is a commitment or expectation to perform some action in general or if certain circumstances arise.wikipedia
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Honour

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A duty may arise from a system of ethics or morality, especially in an honor culture.
Honour can also imply duty to perform certain actions, such as providing for and disciplining one's children, serving in the military during war, contributing to local collective projects like building infrastructure, or exacting revenge in retaliation for acts one is directly harmed by.

Duty of care

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In turn, breaching a duty may subject an individual to liability.

Duty to rescue

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This does not necessarily obviate a moral duty to rescue: though law is binding and carries government-authorized sanctions and awarded civil penalties, there are also separate ethical arguments for a duty to rescue that may prevail even where law does not punish failure to rescue.

Duty of candour

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In UK public law, the duty of candour is the duty imposed on a public authority 'not to seek to win [a] litigation at all costs but

Duty to defend

The duty to defend is a liability insurer's duty to defend the insured against claims.

Obligation

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Specific obligations arise in the services performed by a minister of a church, by a soldier, or by any employee or servant.

In loco parentis

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trusts (including those established for estate planning), charitable organizations, corporate, managing bodies, etc and several other non-human entitles have been given the status of the "legal person" with legal rights and duties, such as to sue and be sued, to own and transfer the property, to pay taxes, etc. In court cases regarding animals, the animals have the status of "legal person" and humans have the legal duty to act as "loco parentis" towards animals welfare like a parent has towards the minor children.

Confucius

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This family-oriented sense of duty is a particularly central aspect to the teachings of Confucius, and is known as xiao, or filial piety.
This "sense of shame" is an internalisation of duty, where the punishment precedes the evil action, instead of following it in the form of laws as in Legalism.

Duty to warn

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Despite the value and importance of protecting the client and their feelings, and thus the physician-client relationship, the court decided that the clinician's duty to society as a citizen of that society places certain limitations on the clinician's loyalty to a client's secrets, divulged in the context of the therapeutic relationship.

Deontological ethics

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It is sometimes described as duty-, obligation- or rule-based ethics.

Legal person

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In court cases regarding animals, the animals have the status of "legal person" and humans have the legal duty to act as "loco parentis" towards animals welfare like a parent has towards the minor children.

Debt

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A duty (from "due" meaning "that which is owing";, past participle of devoir; debere, debitum, whence "debt") is a commitment or expectation to perform some action in general or if certain circumstances arise.

Ethics

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A duty may arise from a system of ethics or morality, especially in an honor culture.

Morality

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A duty may arise from a system of ethics or morality, especially in an honor culture.

Law

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Many duties are created by law, sometimes including a codified punishment or liability for non-performance.

Legal liability

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Many duties are created by law, sometimes including a codified punishment or liability for non-performance.

Sacrifice

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Performing one's duty may require some sacrifice of self-interest.

Self

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Performing one's duty may require some sacrifice of self-interest.

Religion

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The specific duties imposed by law or culture vary considerably, depending on jurisdiction, religion, and social norms.

Right of revolution

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Minister (Christianity)

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Specific obligations arise in the services performed by a minister of a church, by a soldier, or by any employee or servant.

Church (congregation)

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Specific obligations arise in the services performed by a minister of a church, by a soldier, or by any employee or servant.