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Words Related to Decision, Suggestion, and Obligation - Duty and Regulations

Here you will learn some English words related to duty and regulations such as "guideline", "dictate", and "enforce".

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Words Related to Decision, Suggestion, and Obligation
dictate
[noun]
a rule or law that is issued by someone of an authority
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diktat
[noun]
a legally binding command or decision that is issued by someone of an authority
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dos and don'ts
[phrase]
rules that determine what one should or should not do in a particular situation
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due
[adjective]
(payment, debt, etc.) having to be paid immediately
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to enforce
[verb]
to ensure that a law or rule is followed
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enforcement
[noun]
the action of making people obey a law or regulation
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etiquette
[noun]
a set of conventional rules or formal manners, usually in the form of ethical code
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exception
[noun]
a person or thing that does not follow a general rule or is excluded from a class or group
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to feel honor-bound to
[phrase]
to feel or believe that it is one's moral obligation to do something
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free-for-all
[noun]
‌a chaotic situation in which there is no rule or control
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ground rule
[noun]
a set of basic rules or principles on which future behaviors or actions should be based
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guideline
[noun]
a set of principles or instructions based on which a person should behave or act
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to have sb over a barrel
[phrase]
to place someone in a situation in which they have no choice but to accept one's offer or request
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to have one's hands tied
[phrase]
‌to be unable to act, help, intervene, or assert one's free will, especially due to rules and restrictions
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have to
[verb]
used to indicate an obligation or to emphasize the necessity of something happening
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illegitimacy
[noun]
the quality or state of not being approved or authorized by the law
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illegitimate
[adjective]
not allowed by the law
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illegitimately
[adverb]
in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom
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to impose
[verb]
to force someone to do what they do not want
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imposition
[noun]
the action of establishing a new law or regulation
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infraction
[noun]
the act of breaking or not obeying a law, agreement, etc.
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to infringe
[verb]
to violate someone's rights or property
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infringement
[noun]
an action that is against a law. regulation, or agreement
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