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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It's morality and civic duty now with you; on the new job it would be backing up a thieving railroad with.
Cal Spas knows it's not logistically or financially feasible to move its business to Reno, but claims it is remaining in Pomona as a civic duty.
I saved a copy of yesterday's edition, and I can't wait till the next time I'm called to jury duty and they tell me it's my civic duty.
And they decided it was their civic duty to see the sexy show before giving the club a licence.
It's an election year, so take a few minutes from the festival action to do your civic duty and register to vote while enjoying a scoop of Primary Berry Graham, Ben & Jerry's first democratically named flavor.
Senior prosecutor Maeve Fox in her closing argument to jurors - whose civic duty included watching videotapes showing Luster having sex with apparently unconscious women - asserted that innocen people don't flee.
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 Institute is committed to development of sound public policy and to the values of civic duty and personal responsibility.
That sense of civic duty seemed to draw voters to the polls at Bridgeport in the face of low voter turnout throughout the Los Angeles County.
NVP's annual priorities lie in channeling the talents of 50,000 at risk youth into pro-social community efforts that assist in cultivating a spirit of respect, responsibility and civic duty that in turn fosters the cultivation of healthy beliefs and clear standards of behavior.
He said officials should wage a public campaign to encourage people to do their civic duty.
A person's civic duty to serve as a juror should not be disturbed by the aggressive tactics of the media.