responsibility has definitions from the field of sociology
[ noun ] (sociology) the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force


duty obligation


: "we must instill a sense of duty in our children" "every right implies a responsibility"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

Used in print

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Fortunately , although only a_few years ago they held the student at_arms_length , today the business houses welcome the opportunity to aid the student , not_only from an increased sense of community responsibility but also from the realization that the student of today is the interior_designer of tomorrow - that the student already is `` in the trade '' .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

Since a national interpretation cannot be avoided it is unfortunate that the elections were not held in a way to maximize party responsibility and the educational effect of mass political participation .

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

So we have three children and responsibilities .

[ noun ] the proper sphere or extent of your activities




"it was his province to take care of himself"

Used in print

(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)

Under P._L. 113 , 78_th_Congress , the Federal_Government assumed responsibility for 100 % of necessary State expenditures in_connection_with administration and the counseling and placement of the disabled , and for 50 % of the necessary costs of providing clients with rehabilitation case services .

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

The policy officer lives with his antennae alerted for the questions which fall within his range of responsibility .

[ 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"

Used in print

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Men continuously at the head of growing enterprises can acquire experiences of the most varied , complicated and trying type so that at maturation they have developed the competence and willingness to accept the personal responsibility so sorely needed now .