responsibility etymology

English word responsibility comes from English responsible, English -ibility

Detailed word origin of responsibility

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
responsible English (eng) Able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy.. Answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.. Being a primary cause or agent of some event or action; capable of being credited for something, or of being held liable for something.. Capable of responding to any reasonable claim; able to answer reasonably for one's conduct and [...]
-ibility English (eng)
responsibility English (eng) (military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.. (military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.. A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is [...]

Words with the same origin as responsibility

Descendants of -ibility
credibility possibility visibility