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An example use of duty in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… increase in export and import duty at a …”
Duty is a noun that means a person's responsibility to do something.
the word duty occurs in english on average 32.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that duty can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;