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devoir

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  1. something one must do because of prior agreement patient confidentiality has long been an integral part of a physician's professional devoir Synonyms burden, charge, commitment, obligation, do [archaic], duty, imperative, incumbency, need, office, responsibilityRelated Words oath, pledge, promise, troth, vow, word; arrangement, prearrangement, setup; compact, contract, covenant, pact, trust; debt, payment, tribute; compulsion, constraint, restraint; must, requirement; coercion, duress, force; appointment, engagement, reservation; burden, onusNear Antonyms grace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection

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