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.
The Organ Shortage Crisis in America: Incentives, Civic Duty, and Closing the Gap
Planning and zoning is a perfect fit with my real estate career, and this is just the first step in doing my civic duty and giving back.
We believe it is our civic duty to answer that call for help.
He told the Meet Inquirer Multimedia forum on Monday: It is 'the civic duty of every Filipino to defend our territory, defend our maritime entitlements in accordance with international law and our Constitution.
And, I ask educators to work from the broader definition of civic duty that I have described.
He said that since thalassemic patients need blood transfusion throughout their lives, it is a civic duty of the healthy people to donate blood.
His professional accomplishment and community involvement have supported standards of legal excellence and civic duty that have fostered the firm's growth.
When her citizenship changed to Egypt many years back, she assured she carried over her civic duty prowess to the new homeland.
While I'm not a citizen in Abu Dhabi, I'm still wedded to this place, and part of what I've been trying to work out during my time here is finding out a way to enact civic duty in a global perspective.
Women are told "to calm down, dear" and the underprivileged are told to do their civic duty and take a share of the economic pain.
There's a fourth reason, too: Turning out to vote, in any election, is a civic duty and a vigorous component of our democracy.