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Responsibility vs. Fault

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Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

‘Responsibility is a heavy burden.’;

Faultnoun

A defect; something that detracts from perfection.

Responsibilitynoun

A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

‘Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!’; ‘The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman’;

Faultnoun

A mistake or error.

‘No!. This is my fault, not yours’;

Responsibilitynoun

(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.

Faultnoun

A weakness of character; a failing.

‘For all her faults, she's a good person at heart.’;

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Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.

Faultnoun

A minor offense.

Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

Faultnoun

Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.

‘The fault lies with you.’;

Responsibilitynoun

That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.

Faultnoun

(seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.

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Responsibilitynoun

Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

Faultnoun

(mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.

‘slate fault, dirt fault, etc.’;

Responsibilitynoun

the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force;

‘we must instill a sense of duty in our children’; ‘every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty’;

Faultnoun

(tennis) An illegal serve.

Responsibilitynoun

the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

‘it was his province to take care of himself’;

Faultnoun

(electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.

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Responsibilitynoun

a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct;

‘he holds a position of great responsibility’;

Faultnoun

(obsolete) want; lack

Faultnoun

(hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.

Faultverb

(transitive) To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.

Faultverb

To fracture.

Faultverb

(intransitive) To commit a mistake or error.

Faultverb

To undergo a page fault.

Faultnoun

Defect; want; lack; default.

‘One, it pleases me, for fault of a better, to call my friend.’;

Faultnoun

Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.

‘As patches set upon a little breachDiscredit more in hiding of the fault.’;

Faultnoun

A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.

Faultnoun

A dislocation of the strata of the vein.

Faultnoun

A lost scent; act of losing the scent.

‘Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled,With much ado, the cold fault cleary out.’;

Faultnoun

Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.

Faultnoun

A defective point in an electric circuit due to a crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the circuit.

Faultnoun

A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.

Faultverb

To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.

‘For that I will not fault thee.’;

Faultverb

To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; - chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.

Faultverb

To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.

‘If after Samuel's death the people had asked of God a king, they had not faulted.’;

Faultnoun

responsibility for a bad situation or event;

‘it was John's fault’;

Faultnoun

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;

‘they built it right over a geological fault’;

Faultnoun

the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection;

‘they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel’; ‘he knew his own faults much better than she did’;

Faultnoun

a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention;

‘he made a bad mistake’; ‘she was quick to point out my errors’; ‘I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults’;

Faultnoun

an imperfection in a device or machine;

‘if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer’;

Faultnoun

(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area);

‘he served too many double faults’;

Faultnoun

(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.);

‘it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it’;

Faultverb

put or pin the blame on

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