Definition for RE-SPON-SI-BIL'I-TY

RE-SPON-SI-BIL'I-TY, n. [from responsible.]

  1. The state of being accountable or answerable, as for a trust or office, or for a debt. – Burke. Paley. It is used in the plural; as, heavy responsibilities. – Johnson's Rep.
  2. Ability to answer in payment; means of paying contracts.

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