Definition of Responsibility

1. Noun. The social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force. "Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"




2. Noun. The proper sphere or extent of your activities. "It was his province to take care of himself"
Exact synonyms: Province
Generic synonyms: Area, Arena, Domain, Field, Orbit, Sphere
Specialized synonyms: Ecclesiastical Province

3. Noun. 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"

Definition of Responsibility

1. n. The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

Definition of Responsibility

1. Noun. The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable. ¹

2. Noun. A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable. ¹

3. 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). ¹

4. 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). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Responsibility

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Responsibility

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responsibility (current term)
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Literary usage of Responsibility

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1882)
"THE INSANE ON CRIMINAL responsibility.—There was a discussion in the Hanwell Lunatic Asylum Debating Society, which consists of the patients of the asylum, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1897)
"To-dav. at New Haven, the American Board is declaring the responsibility of the ... To-day Mohonk declares Christian responsibility for our brothers and ..."

3. Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution by Albert Venn Dicey (1897)
"CHAPTER XI THE responsibility OF MINISTERS MINISTERIAL responsibility means two ... XL It means in ordinary parlance the responsibility of Ministerial ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"While the subject of criminal responsibility has been treated ... In entering into the question of responsibility the author considers punishment from the ..."

5. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1914)
"l The Government of the Union, as the only internationally recognized agent of the state, bears the responsibility for any violations of the rights which it ..."

6. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1903)
"Nor can responsibility be avoided or limited except by mutual agreement of the parties in interest; and in order to secure this, public announcement, ..."

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