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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Accountable;  answerable;  amenable.  -- 
  {Re*spon"si*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Re*spon"si*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  responsible 
  adj  1:  worthy  of  or  requiring  responsibility  or  trust;  or  held 
  accountable;  "a  responsible  adult";  "responsible 
  journalism";  "a  responsible  position";  "the  captain  is 
  responsible  for  the  ship's  safety";  "the  cabinet  is 
  responsible  to  the  parliament"  [ant:  {irresponsible}] 
  2:  being  the  agent  or  cause  "determined  who  was  the 
  responsible  party";  "termites  were  responsible  for  the 
  damage"  [syn:  {responsible  for(p)}] 
  3:  having  an  acceptable  credit  rating;  "a  responsible  borrower" 
  [syn:  {creditworthy}] 




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