- noun the state of being answerable for something, or in charge of something
- noun the condition of being responsible
- noun the fact of being responsible
- A bidder's ability to properly perform the contract work.
- noun somebody or something which a person or organisation has a duty to take care of
- noun the blame for something bad which has happened
- noun the position of having to explain to somebody why something was done
- noun a person or thing for which one is responsible