Re·spon·si·bil·i·ty n.; pl. -ties
1. The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.
2. That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.
3. Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.
n 1: the social force that binds you to your obligations and 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 [syn: duty, obligation]
2: the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his
province to take care of himself" [syn: province]
3: 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"
[syn: responsibleness] [ant: irresponsibility, irresponsibility]