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Adjective: responsible  ri'spón-su-bul
  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"
     
  2. Being the agent or cause
    "determined who was the responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the damage";
    - responsible for
     
  3. Having an acceptable credit rating
    "a responsible borrower";
    - creditworthy

See also: accountable, amenable, answerable, causative, liable, obligated, prudent, responsibility, responsibleness, trustable, trustworthy, trusty

Antonym: irresponsible

Encyclopedia: Responsible