self-responsibility


self-responsibility

noun, plural re·spon·si·bil·i·ties.

  1. the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management.
  2. an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours!
  3. a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible: the responsibilities of authority.
  4. a person or thing for which one is responsible: A child is a responsibility to its parents.
  5. reliability or dependability, especially in meeting debts or payments.

Idioms

  1. on one’s own responsibility, on one’s own initiative or authority: He changed the order on his own responsibility.

noun plural -ties

  1. the state or position of being responsible
  2. a person or thing for which one is responsible
  3. the ability or authority to act or decide on one’s own, without supervision

n.“condition of being responsible,” 1787, from responsible + -ity. Meaning “that for which one is responsible” is from 1796. Related: Responsibilities.

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