What is the meaning of responsibility?


  • The social force that binds you to 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
  • The proper sphere or extent of your activities.
    • usage: "it was his province to take care of himself"
  • A form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct.
    • usage: "he holds a position of great responsibility"
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