Definitions of responsibility

  1. The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Ability to answer in payment; means of paying. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. State of being answerable; a duty or obligation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. State of being responsible: what one is responsible for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. 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.
  7. State of being accountable or answerable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for responsibility

  1. Your responsibility is only to me. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  2. She laughed a little as she said, " And he feels his responsibility don't you, Jim?" – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young