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, obligation(noun)

    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, responsibility(noun)

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

  3. responsibility, responsibleness(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"

Wiktionary

  1. responsibility(Noun)

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

    Responsibility is a heavy burden.

  2. responsibility(Noun)

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

  3. responsibility(Noun)

    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. responsibility(Noun)

    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. Responsibility(noun)

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

  2. Responsibility(noun)

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

  3. Responsibility(noun)

    ability to answer in payment; means of paying

  4. Origin: [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.

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

How to say responsibility in sign language?

  1. responsibility

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. Wendell Phillips:

    Responsibility educates.

  2. Pius Masai Mwachi:

    Life is about responsibility.

  3. Morena Vasquez:

    I knew it was my responsibility.

  4. Tuscarora Proverb:

    Man has responsibility, not power.

  5. Lu Chung-chi:

    We shoulder ultimate responsibility.

Images & Illustrations of responsibility

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