[ ri-spon-suh-bil-i-tee ]
/ rɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti /
noun, plural re·spon·si·bil·i·ties.
the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one's power, control, or management.
an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours!
a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible: the responsibilities of authority.
a person or thing for which one is responsible: A child is a responsibility to its parents.
reliability or dependability, especially in meeting debts or payments.
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Idioms for responsibility
on one's own responsibility, on one's own initiative or authority: He changed the order on his own responsibility.
OTHER WORDS FROM responsibilitynon·re·spon·si·bil·i·ty, noun, plural non·re·spon·si·bil·i·ties.pre·re·spon·si·bil·i·ty, noun, plural pre·re·spon·si·bil·i·ties.self-re·spon·si·bil·i·ty, nounsu·per·re·spon·si·bil·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·re·spon·si·bil·i·ties.
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Example sentences from the Web for non-responsibility
They assume the non-responsibility of the community for anything beyond keeping the destitute applicant alive.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
British Dictionary definitions for non-responsibility
/ (rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
the state or position of being responsible
a person or thing for which one is responsible
the ability or authority to act or decide on one's own, without supervision
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