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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.
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.
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.
This morning, His Royal Highness Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, delivered a powerful address on the importance of a responsible economy for the facilitation of Responsible Finance at the Responsible Finance Summit.
The Canadian Chemical Producers' Association reports that an agreement has been signed by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA) to closely cooperate in the promotion of their respective Responsible Care[R] and Responsible Distribution initiatives.
Toru Tsuda, currently vice president and senior officer responsible for products development and tire products development, is now responsible for products development, tire products development, tire research and material development.

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