Complete Definition of "responsibility"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/rɪËspÉnsÉËbɪlɪti/
SAMPA|/rI%[email protected]"bIlIti/

Noun
en-noun|responsibilit|ies

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

#: Responsibility is a heavy burden.

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

#: Keeping this system under control is everyone's responsibility.
#: Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!

  1. 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).
  2. 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).

See also
accountability

Synonyms
rfc-level|Synonyms at L4+ not in L3 POS section
responsibleness

Related terms
respond
response
responsible
responsibly

Translations
trans-top|the state of being responsible
Arabic: ARchar|ÙسؤÙÙÙØ© IPAchar|(masâÅ«líyya) f
Armenian: ÕºÕ¡Õ¿Õ¡Õ½Õ­Õ¡Õ¶Õ¡Õ¿Õ¾Õ¸ÖÕ©ÕµÕ¸ÖÕ¶ (pataskhanatvutyun)
Cebuano: responsibilidad
Chinese: 責任, 责任 (zérèn)
Czech: odpovÄdnost f
Danish: ansvar n
Dutch: verantwoordelijkheid f
Esperanto: respondeco
Finnish: vastuu
French: responsabilité f
German: Verantwortung f, Verantwortlichkeit f
Hungarian: felelÅsség
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Interlingua: responsabilitate
Italian: responsabilità f
Japanese: 責任 (ããã«ã, sekinin)
Korean: ì±ì (chaegim)
Malayalam: à´à´¤àµà´¤à´°à´µà´¾à´¦à´¿à´¤àµà´µà´ (uththaravaadithvam)
Portuguese: responsabilidade f
Russian: оÑвеÑÑÑвенноÑÑÑ (otvétstvennostâ) f
Spanish: responsabilidad f
Swedish: ansvar
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trans-top|a duty, obligation or liability for which someone is responsible
Arabic: ARchar|ÙسؤÙÙÙØ©|ÙسؤÙÙÙÙØ© (masâÅ«líyya) f
Armenian: ÕºÕ¡Õ¿Õ¡Õ½Õ­Õ¡Õ¶Õ¡Õ¿Õ¾Õ¸ÖÕ©ÕµÕ¸ÖÕ¶ (pataskhanatvutyun)
Cebuano: katungdanan
Danish: ansvar n
Dutch: verantwoordelijkheid f
Esperanto: respondeco
French: responsabilité f
German: Verantwortung f
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Interlingua: responsabilitate
Italian: responsabilità f
Japanese: 責任 (ããã«ã, sekinin)
Portuguese: responsabilidade f
Spanish: responsabilidad f
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References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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Revision and Credits for"responsibility"
  • 2007-11-19 16:01 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/71.252.64.50|71.252.64.50]] ([[User_talk:71.252.64.50|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Daniel Polansky|Daniel Polansky]]

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