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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Responsibility

RESPONSIBIL'ITY, noun [from responsible.]

1. The state of being accountable or answerable, as for a trust or office, or for a debt.

It is used in the plural; as heavy responsibilities.

2. Ability to answer in payment; means of paying contracts.