Definition for DU'TI-FUL


  1. Performing the duties or obligations required by law, justice, or propriety; obedient; submissive to natural or legal superiors; respectful; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.
  2. Expressive of respect or a sense of duty; respectful; reverential; required by duty; as, dutiful reverence; dutiful attentions.

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