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Princeton's WordNet

  1. line of dutynoun

    all that is normally required in some area of responsibility

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. line of duty

    An officer or soldier disabled while performing properly authorized duty is said to be injured in line of duty, and as such is entitled to the allowances fixed by law.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of line of duty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of line of duty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of line of duty in a Sentence

  1. Chief Paul Berardi:

    It's difficult when you live with somebody for 24 hours a day, and you're laughing and joking one minute and then something like this happens in the line of duty, what's good for their families to remember is that they did not die in vain.

  2. Jeff Sessions:

    I have directed that all 94 US Attorneys’ Offices make the prosecution of assault on federal law enforcement officers—that’s all of you—a top priority. If someone dares assault one of our folks in the line of duty, they will do federal time for it.

  3. Chief Robert Dominguez:

    Our officers, as well as everyone in the line of duty, work in an incredibly difficult environment, at times, as we see today, this environment can be extremely dangerous.

  4. Roy Cooper:

    We grieve for Sgt. Chris Ward, K-9 Deputy Logan Fox and the entire Watauga County law enforcement community today after these tragic deaths in the line of duty, these horrific shootings that claimed lives and loved ones show the ever-present danger law enforcement can encounter in the line of duty.

  5. Chief Hayden:

    This is our eighth officer shot in the line of duty, trying to do the job, that's all they're trying to do, and they're, they're suffering under gunfire.


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