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responsibility

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state, quality, or fact of being responsible.
  • noun Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.
  • noun That for which one is responsible or accountable; a trust, duty, or the like: as, heavy responsibilities.
  • noun Ability to answer in payment; means of paying contracts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.
  • noun That for which anyone is responsible or accountable.
  • noun Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.
  • noun A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.
  • noun military The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  • noun military The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the proper sphere or extent of your activities
  • noun a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct
  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

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