1. the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

- every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty

Similar word(s): duty, obligation

Definition categories: act

2. the proper sphere or extent of your activities

Similar word(s): province

Definition categories: state, area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

3. a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct

- he holds a position of great responsibility

Similar word(s): responsibleness

Definition categories: attribute, trustiness, trustworthiness

Sentences with responsibility as a noun:

- Responsibility is a heavy burden.

- Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!

- The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman