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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Responsibility

Meaning of Responsibility

The state of being answerable for an obligation , and includes judgments, ability, capacity , experience in the particular subject . Also frequently used as synonymous for liability .

Responsibility Alternative Definition

The obligation to answer for an act done, either civilly or criminally, and to repair any injury it may have caused.

Synonyms of Responsibility

(Accountability), noun

  • accountableness
  • amenability
  • answerability
  • bounden duty
  • boundness
  • burden
  • chargeability
  • commitment
  • compulsion
  • culpability
  • duty
  • encumbrance
  • engagement
  • imperative duty
  • liability
  • obligation
  • obligatoriness
  • pledge
  • promise
  • rationem rei
  • subjection to
  • that which is owing
  • Associated Concepts: diminished responsibility

(Conscience), noun

  • claims of conscience
  • compunction
  • conscientiousness
  • dependability
  • ethical judgment
  • faithfulness
  • feeling of obligation
  • incorruptibility
  • inviolability
  • inward monitor
  • moral consciousness

Related Entries of Responsibility in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Responsibility in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Absolve, Acknowledge, Charge, Comparative Rectitude, Competency, Competent, Consideration, , Hundred, Imputed Negligence, Irresistible Impulse, Lawyer, Liability, , Mercantile Agency, Paralegal, Responsible, Supervisor.


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English Spanish Translation of Responsibility

Responsabilidad (por el cargo que se ocupa)

Find other English to Spanish translations from the Pocket Spanish English Legal Dictionary (print and online), the English to Spanish to English dictionaries (like Responsibility) and the Word reference legal translator.

Meaning of Responsibility in Political Science

A very basic notion of Responsibility related to the United States’election law is provided here: An activity or task that is assigned to a person or group


Legal English Vocabulary: Responsibility in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term responsibility into Spanish: responsabilidad moral (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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What is the meaning of Responsibility?

A definition of Responsibility is provided here: The obligation of a person to complete a given task.


See Also

  • Social Protection
  • Social Security
  • Employment Affairs
  • Welfare State
  • Family Responsibility


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