Responsibly
Responsible Re*spon"si*ble (r?*sp?n"s?*b'l), a. [Cf. F. responsable. See {Respond}.] 1. Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office. [1913 Webster]

2. Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety. [1913 Webster]

3. Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Accountable; answerable; amenable. [1913 Webster] -- {Re*spon"si*ble*ness}, n. -- {Re*spon"si*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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