Idioms about responsibility
on one's own responsibility, on one's own initiative or authority: He changed the order on his own responsibility.
- non·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, noun
- su·per·re·spon·si·bil·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·re·spon·si·bil·i·ties.
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How to use responsibility in a sentence
She wants the great tonic cure of self-reliance and self-responsibility.Home Rule | Harold Spender
As Ursula passed from girlhood towards womanhood, gradually the cloud of self-responsibility gathered upon her.The Rainbow | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Believing in the dignity of self-responsibility, he could not assume the burden of Julia's discouragement.Narcissus | Evelyn Scott
British Dictionary definitions for responsibility
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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