Du"ti*ful (?), a. 1.
Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who
has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference;
submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or
superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful
ward or servant; a dutiful subject.
2. Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of
duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful
Syn. -- Duteous; obedient; reverent; reverential;
submissive; docile; respectful; compliant.
-- Du"ti*ful*ly, adv. --