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Responsibilities and responsibility

accountability

noun

a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality

responsibility

noun

the state or job of being in charge of someone or something and of making sure that what they do or what happens to them is right or satisfactory

obligation

noun

something that you must do for legal or moral reasons

duty

noun

a legal or moral obligation

compulsion

noun

a legal or other obligation to do something

guardianship

noun

the position of being legally responsible for someone

trust

noun

a situation in which someone is made responsible for another person or thing

commitment

noun

a duty or responsibility that you have accepted

concern

noun

if something is your concern, you are responsible for it and have to deal with it

onus

noun

if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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jones

a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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