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RESPONSIBILITY

The ability to be trusted or depended on for an office or an action. It therefore adds to imputability the idea of being reliable and not merely held accountable for what is done. Responsibility may be either moral, baased on imputability; or legal, based on the disposition of a law.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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