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responsibility

noun (DUTY)    /rɪˌspɒn.sɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ˌspɑːn.səˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
B2 [C or U] something that it is your job or duty to deal with: [+ to infinitive] It's her responsibility to ensure the project finishes on time. She takes her responsibilities as a nurse very seriously.Duty, obligation and responsibility have responsibility to be in a position of authority over someone and to have a duty to make certain that particular things are done: Who has responsibility here? Jenny, you have responsibility for clearing up the room after the class.Power to control have a responsibility to sb to have a duty to work for or help someone who is in a position of authority over you: The company says it cannot cut its prices any more because it has a responsibility to its shareholders.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of responsibility noun (DUTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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