from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. performing or available for duties. Opposite of off-duty.
  • n. actually engaged in the performance of one's assigned task.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Suit: Minn. cop back from Kuwait fired for trying to reclaim full-time job Police: Dope seeker calls on-duty St. Cloud cop trying to buy pot Opening of Cowles Center for Dance rss feed

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  • Storie points out on the union's website that under his watch, no union police officer "has ever been convicted on charges relating to on-duty conduct."

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  • Prosecutors said the on-duty officers were seen on video surveillance returning to the apartment three more times and they even placed a fictitious 911 emergency call—reporting a homeless person in the building—in an attempt to provide them with cover for being there.

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  • Aldermaston's on-duty emergency controller was "overwhelmed by the demands of the incident and unable to effectively provide the information required".

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  • That sets up the scenario of on-duty officers order their police brethren out of the building Sunday, or removing them if they won't go on their own.

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  • Moreno and Mata responded and helped her into the apartment, before returning to her home three more times while on-duty.

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  • A 10-year-old Australian girl on a family vacation was killed when a car driven by an on-duty New York City public-housing supervisor broadsided the minivan she was in, authorities and family friends said Monday.

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