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Pronunciation:  ri`spânsu'bilitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"

RESPONSIBILITY is a 14 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: duty, obligation, province, responsibleness
 Antonyms: irresponsibility, irresponsibleness
 See Also: accountability, answerability, answerableness, area, arena, burden of proof, character, civic duty, civic responsibility, demand, dependability, dependableness, domain, fault, fiber, fibre, field, filial duty, guardianship, imperative, incumbency, job, keeping, legal duty, line of duty, moral obligation, noblesse oblige, orbit, prerequisite, reliability, reliableness, requirement, safekeeping, social control, sphere, trustiness, trustworthiness, white man's burden



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*spon`si*bil"i*ty\ (r?*sp?n`s?*b?l"?*t?), n.;
pl. {-ties} (-t?z). [Cf. F. responsabilit['e].]
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.