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Dictionary Information: Definition Responsible
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Description and Meaning: The Emotional Responses of the Self

  Responsible (Re*spon"si*ble) (r?*sp?n"s?*b'l), a.
[Cf. F. responsable. See Respond.]

1. Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office.
2. Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety.
3. Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office.

Synonyms -- Accountable; answerable; amenable.

-- Re*spon"si*ble*ness, n. -- Re*spon"si*bly, adv.

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