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Definition of "responsibility" []

  • The state, quality, or fact of being responsible. (noun)
  • Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "responsibility" in a sentence
  • "Individual responsibility and mutual responsibility~ that's the essence of America's promise."
  • "The Tower Board said the scandal had been a “failure of responsibility” and chastised Reagan for putting “the principal responsibility for policy review and implementation on the shoulders of his advisers."
  • "Departure from the truth of God carries with it responsibility on the part of all those who become awakened to that departure -- _responsibility to return to the Bible standard_."