What does responsibility mean?

Definitions for responsibility
rɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ tire·spon·si·bil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duty, responsibility, obligationnoun

    the social force that binds you to 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

  2. province, responsibilitynoun

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

  3. responsibility, responsiblenessnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. responsibilitynoun

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

    Responsibility is a heavy burden.

  2. responsibilitynoun

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

  3. responsibilitynoun

    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).

  4. responsibilitynoun

    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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Responsibilitynoun

    the state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation

  2. Responsibilitynoun

    that for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power

  3. Responsibilitynoun

    ability to answer in payment; means of paying

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. responsabilit.]

Freebase

  1. Responsibility

    "Responsibility" is a song by pop punk band MxPx. It was released in 2000 and appeared on their sixth album The Ever Passing Moment and was a minor radio hit, peaking at #24 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. The video, which is directed by The Malloys, features Mike, Tom, and Yuri messing around and causing mayhem while caddying at a golf course, and also includes an appearance by Cheers star George Wendt. The song was featured in the Daria Television Movie Is It Fall Yet?. It was also featured in the show Drake & Josh in the episode "Driver's License", and the show's soundtrack.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. responsibility

    1. 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. 2. The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. See also accountability.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. responsibility

    Often a wholesome restraint; but the bugbear of an inefficient officer.

Editors Contribution

  1. responsibility

    The quality and action of being responsible.

    The responsibility for our marriage is with both of us, we love and honor each other and that creates the joy and motivation to continue to create that joy, unity, love, desire and other amazing things.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1108

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1254

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Nouns Frequency: #364

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of responsibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of responsibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of responsibility in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    I did not work on TPP, i advocated for a multi-national trade agreement that would 'be the gold standard.' But that was the responsibility of the United States trade representative.

  2. Alfred Moreno:

    The contract included design, engineering and construction, in other words, all the responsibility and risk lies with the contractor.

  3. Cade Weins:

    Everybody, no matter what grade you are in, just kind of grew up and dealt with whatever responsibility came their way, it wasnt necessarily the best thing, but it definitely turned out to not be the worst.

  4. Hunter Biden:

    In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part ... I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father. That's where I made the mistake, so I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way.

  5. Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi:

    The age of criminal responsibility in Iran is discriminatory, it is lower and lower for girls, that is to say 9 lunar years while for boys it is 15. At nine a girl can marry, even if the law sets the age at 13.

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