Definitions for responsibility
rɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ tire·spon·si·bil·i·ty
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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
the proper sphere or extent of your activities
"it was his province to take care of himself"
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"
The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.
Responsibility is a heavy burden.
A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.
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).
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).
Responsibility is a song by punk rock 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 also was featured in the show Drake & Josh in the episode "Driver's License", and the show's soundtrack.
Responsibility refers to a duty, obligation or liability someone is held accountable for. It involves the state of being responsible, potentially resulting in blame if duties are not fulfilled satisfactorily. It can also refer to the ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization.
the state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation
that for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power
ability to answer in payment; means of paying
Etymology: [Cf. F. responsabilit.]
"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. 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
Often a wholesome restraint; but the bugbear of an inefficient officer.
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1108
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1254
Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Nouns Frequency: #364
The numerical value of responsibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of responsibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
In the horrific incident in Nangarhar, who took responsibility? The Taliban didn't claim responsibility. Daesh claimed responsibility for it.
Our responsibility is deeply moral. It is a human responsibility, we have to do this together. There are 28 countries in the EU with the same responsibility.
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.
I now have responsibility. And I will have that responsibility and carry it very proudly, I will tell you that. It is now my responsibility.
I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant.
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- مسؤولية, المسئوليةArabic
- responsabilitatCatalan, Valencian
- odpovědnost, zodpovědnostCzech
- Verantwortung, VerantwortlichkeitGerman
- velvollisuus, vastuuFinnish
- 책임, 責任Korean
- jukumu, majukumu, madaraka, darakaSwahili
- mesuliyet, sorumlulukTurkish
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