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responsibility

noun

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1 the state of being held as the cause of something that needs to be set right
  • responsibility for the accident lies with the driver who was speeding

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2 something one must do because of prior agreement
  • I had the responsibility of closing up the shop at night

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3 worthiness as the recipient of another's trust or confidence
  • the newspaper publisher should hire kids of greater responsibility to deliver its papers

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The first known use of responsibility was in 1771

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“Responsibility.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/responsibility. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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