Definitions: (1) performing the tasks expected or required; respectful; obedient; (2) proceeding from or expressive of a sense of obligation; owing thanks <beholden>

Consequential Quality: loyalty

• Duty does not have to be dull. Love can make it beautiful and fill it with life. — Thomas Merton (1915-1968) American Trappist monk
• To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist. — Robert Schumann (1810–1856) German composer

Comment: An au pair can dutifully change a diaper. But a mother does the same job with love.

Symbol: the ox

Fictional Figure: Javert is the personification of duty and devotion. — Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Les Misérables {1862}