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Definitions of responsibility

  1. the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; "he holds a position of great responsibility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Ability to answer in payment; means of paying. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. State of being answerable; a duty or obligation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Responsibleness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. State of being responsible: what one is responsible for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. The state of being responsible; a duty or trust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The state of being responsible for a trust, office or debt; what one is responsible for; ability to answer in payment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. State of being accountable or answerable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Being responsible (declines all r. for it; will take the r. of doing it; did it on his own r., without authorization; is not afraid of r., of having to act without detailed guidance); charge for which one is responsible (a family is a great r.; asked to be relieved of his r. or rr.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. State of being responsible, accountable, or answerable;— that for which any one is responsible or accountable;—ability to answer in payment, as obligations or debts, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
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