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responsibility (n.)

"fact or condition of being responsible, accountable, or answerable," 1787, from responsible + -ity. Meaning "that for which one is responsible; a trust, duty, etc.," is from 1796. In 19c. often with of; in 20c. often with for. Related: Responsibilities.

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Definitions of responsibility from WordNet

responsibility (n.)
the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr;
Synonyms: duty / obligation
responsibility (n.)
the proper sphere or extent of your activities;
Synonyms: province
responsibility (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
Synonyms: responsibleness
From wordnet.princeton.edu