duty (n.) Old form(s): dutie
act of loyalty, expression of homage
1H6 III.i.172[King to Richard] in reguerdon of that duty done
1H6 III.iv.4[Talbot to King] To do my duty to my sovereign
3H6 V.vii.28[George to Edward] The duty that I owe unto your majesty / I seal upon the lips of this sweet babe
H8 I.ii.198[Surveyor to King Henry, of Buckingham's father] As he made semblance of his duty
Oth III.ii.2[Othello to Iago, of the pilot] by him do my duties to the senate
R2 III.iii.188[Bolingbroke to all, of King Richard] show fair duty to his majesty
R2 III.iii.48[Bolingbroke to Northumberland, of his desire not to do battle with the King] My stooping duty tenderly shall show
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