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responsibility

the obligation to carry out specified duties and tasks. For instance, someone who has responsibility for cash transactions in an ORGANIZATION is obliged either to carry them out himself or herself or to ensure that others do so. Failure to do so can result in action being taken against the person with responsibility for them. A common problem in organizations is that responsibilities are weakly defined: it is not fully clear who is responsible for what, with the result that certain functions are not carried out effectively. Similarly, some office holders are unwilling to take full responsibility for their actions and decisions. See ACCOUNTABILITY, AUTHORITY.
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These are six ways of courting defeat, which must be carefully noted by the general who has attained a responsible post.
A council to a magistrate, who is himself responsible for what he does, are generally nothing better than a clog upon his good intentions, are often the instruments and accomplices of his bad and are almost always a cloak to his faults.
Sabin said firmly, "is responsible for the existence of the third degree.
"There is some misapprehension here, for which I am in no way responsible. I am not that lady's husband."
"Whatever the mistake may be," she said, "you are responsible for it.
(in spite of his recent disclaimer) be in some way responsible for it.
All found guilty was responsible for the killin'; or none was responsible.
And for this, too, Billy was responsible. It was more terrible than all the other things he had been guilty of put together.
That person, you may rely on it, is responsible (I don't pretend to know how) for the position in which you stand at this moment; and that person alone can set you right in Rachel's estimation."
To speak seriously, it is perhaps possible that my German training was in some degree responsible for the labyrinth of useless speculations in which I now involved myself.
ENPNewswire-September 2, 2019--RADISSON HOTEL GROUP BEGINS ROLL-OUT OF ITS NEW GLOBAL RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS TRAINING PROGRAM
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the introduction of its global Responsible Business training programme, Living and Leading Responsible Business.

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