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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duteous  \Du"te*ous\,  a.  [From  {Duty}.] 
  1.  Fulfilling  duty;  dutiful;  having  the  sentiments  due  to  a 
  superior,  or  to  one  to  whom  respect  or  service  is  owed; 
  obedient;  as  a  duteous  son  or  daughter. 
 
  2.  Subservient;  obsequious. 
 
  Duteous  to  the  vices  of  thy  mistress.  --Shak. 
  --  {Du"te*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Du"te*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duteous 
  adj  :  willingly  obedient  out  of  a  sense  of  duty  and  respect;  "a 
  dutiful  child";  "a  dutiful  citizen";  "Patient  Griselda 
  was  a  chaste  and  duteous  wife";  [syn:  {dutiful}] 




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