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mantle

noun [S] (RESPONSIBILITY)    /ˈmæn.tl̩/ US  /-t̬l̩/ formal
the responsibilities of an important position or job , especially as given from the person who had the job to the person who replaces them: She unsuccessfully attempted to assume the mantle of presidency . He has been asked to take on the mantle of managing director in the New York office .Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of mantle noun (RESPONSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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