legal duty

legal duty
acts which the law requires be done or forborne
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑duty, ↑responsibility, ↑obligation
Hyponyms: ↑fiduciary duty

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: an obligation arising out of contract or law — compare legal right 3

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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