a Dutch merchant company chartered in 1621 to carry on trade with Africa, the West Indies, North and South America, and Australia.
[duhch-woo m-uh n] /ˈdʌtʃˌwʊm ən/ noun, plural Dutchwomen. 1. a female native or inhabitant of the Netherlands; a woman of Dutch ancestry.
[doo-tee-uh s, dyoo-] /ˈdu ti əs, ˈdyu-/ adjective 1. dutiful; obedient. /ˈdjuːtɪəs/ adjective 1. (formal or archaic) dutiful; obedient
[doo-tee-uh-buh l, dyoo-] /ˈdu ti ə bəl, ˈdyu-/ adjective 1. subject to customs , as imported goods. /ˈdjuːtɪəbəl/ adjective 1. (of goods) liable to duty
[doo-tee, dyoo-] /ˈdu ti, ˈdyu-/ noun, plural duties. 1. something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation. 2. the binding or obligatory force of something that is morally or legally right; moral or legal obligation. 3. an action or task required by a person’s position or occupation; function: the […]