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Dictionary definition for: Responsibility

1. (n) the social force that binds you to your obligations and 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"- Jo

2. (n) the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"

3. (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"

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