1. [ noun ] (sociology) the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force
Synonyms: duty obligation

: "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
Synonyms: province

"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
Synonyms: responsibleness

"he holds a position of great responsibility"

Related terms: irresponsibility irresponsibility trustworthiness dependability fault accountability character responsible irresponsible
Similar spelling:   responsibly