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responsibility

 
Noun responsibility has 3 senses
  1. duty, responsibility, obligation - 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"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    --1 is a kind of social control
    --1 has particulars:
     job; guardianship, keeping, safekeeping; moral obligation; noblesse oblige; burden of proof; civic duty, civic responsibility; filial duty; imperative; incumbency; legal duty; line of duty; white man's burden; prerequisite, requirement; requirement, demand
  2. province, responsibility - the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"
    --2 is a kind of sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena
    --2 has particulars: ecclesiastical province
  3. responsibility, responsibleness - 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"
    --3 is a kind of trustworthiness, trustiness
    --3 is a part of character, fiber, fibre
    Antonyms: irresponsibility, irresponsibleness
    --3 has particulars:
     fault; accountability, answerability, answerableness; dependability, dependableness, reliability, reliableness
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