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Definition of responsibility:

  1. Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.
  2. That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.
  3. The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

Synonyms:

competency, tariff, trustworthiness, province, honesty, burden, exemption, indebtedness, righteousness, onus, guilt, responsibleness, debt instrument, contract, culpability, imperative, accountability, uprightness, amenability, reliability, capacity, loyalty, duty, faithfulness, ability, state, constraint, freedom, pledge, trust, blame, need, steadfastness, commitment, subjection, restraint, function, engagement, charge, incumbency, certificate of indebtedness, right, efficiency, stability, office, must, firmness, obligation.

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