|1.||[ noun ] (sociology) 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"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
|Related terms:||social_control requirement prerequisite job guardianship filial_duty imperative noblesse_oblige legal_duty incumbency moral_obligation white_man's_burden line_of_duty civic_duty burden_of_proof compel|
|2.||[ noun ] the proper sphere or extent of your activities|
"it was his province to take care of himself"
|Related terms:||sphere ecclesiastical_province|
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||irresponsibility irresponsibility trustworthiness dependability fault accountability character responsible irresponsible|