Non-responsibility



[ri-spon-suh-bil-i-tee] /rɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti/

noun, plural responsibilities.
1.
the state or fact of being , answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management.
2.
an instance of being :
The responsibility for this mess is yours!
3.
a particular burden of obligation upon one who is :
the responsibilities of authority.
4.
a person or thing for which one is :
A child is a responsibility to its parents.
5.
reliability or dependability, especially in meeting debts or payments.
Idioms
6.
on one’s own responsibility, on one’s own initiative or authority:
He changed the order on his own responsibility.
/rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -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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