responsibility


responsibility
I (accountability) noun accountableness, amenability, answerability, bounden duty, boundness, burden, chargeability, commitment, compulsion, culpability, duty, encumbrance, engagement, imperative duty, liability, obligation, obligatoriness, pledge, promise, rationem rei, subjection to, that which is owing associated concepts: diminished responsibility II (conscience) noun claims of conscience, compunction, conscientiousness, dependability, ethical judgment, faithfulness, feeling of obligation, incorruptibility, inviolability, inward monitor, moral consciousness, moral faculty, moral obligation, moral sense, morality, scruples, scrupulousness, sense of duty, sense of obligation, sense of right and wrong, stability, trustworthiness, unperfidiousness, untreacherousness, uprightness III index agency (legal relationship), allegiance, assignment (task), burden, business (affair), competence (ability), duty (obligation), function, integrity, job, labor (work), liability, obligation (duty), onus (blame), onus (burden), part (role), position (business status), rectitude, requirement, trust (custody), weight (burden)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


responsibility
n. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person's mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt.
See also competent, capacity.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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