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Definitions of responsibility

blame for a particular act or something that has happened

The group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at the French embassy.

having authority over someone or something with an obligation to make sure that certain actions are taken

The Trust has a particular responsibility to ensure that its beneficiaries are served as well as possible.

something that it is your obligation to take care of

"It takes a special type of person to be a chartered accountant," said Mr Putey, "and the job carries a lot of responsibility."