Civic Duty Law & Legal Definition


The concept of civic duty is based on the principle that citizens owe some allegiance to their government and that government in turn protects its citizens. Civic duties refer to the responsibilities of citizens. Often rights enjoyed by citizens also implies corresponding responsibilities.

Citizenship carries with it both rights and responsibilities. Civic duties include duties and responsibilities. Duties are legally enforceable and vary with each state. Citizens must do their duties. Some examples of civic duties are obeying the law, serving on a jury, paying taxes and voting.