civic duty

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Noun1.civic duty - the responsibilities of a citizen
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
jury duty - the civic duty to serve on a jury
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"Don't talk to me about morality and civic duty," he replied to a persistent interviewer.
Filipinos exercised their civic duty as the country held national and local elections on Monday.
CHURCHES have joined together to ask the people of North Wales to do their civic duty by casting their vote on May 1.
Coach Yeng Guiao opted to rest his players and let them exercise their civic duty on the heels of the Elasto Painters' thrilling 105-103 win over Alaska on Sunday.
It is their civic duty to shop the culprits to gardai.
Judge Merfyn Hughes praised Mr Jones, saying it was only because of his act of civic duty in chasing MacPhail that he was caught.
Penk tells us: "In my opinion, Celine Dion is a poor man's version of Barbra Streisand and I feel it is my civic duty to save British ears and eyes from years of torture." He really should get out more.
"He should do his civic duty and appear as a witness."
And they decided it was their civic duty to see the sexy show before giving the club a licence.
"Empowering young people and instilling in them a sense of civic duty can best be done through providing them with real opportunities to put across their opinions," said USI Education Officer Malcolm Byrne.
The department reiterated that its personnel will continue to hunt down owners of illegal weapons and those who misuse them, lauding citizens who carried out their civic duty in denouncing this act or reporting it to the police.