Responsibility vs Obligations - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between responsibility and obligations
is that responsibility
is the state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable while obligations
The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.
A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.
- Responsibility is a heavy burden.
- Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility !
(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. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
(military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
- The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world -
* Feltus, C.; Petit, M. (2009). "Building a Responsibility Model Including Accountability, Capability and Commitment", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security'', Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ), Fukuoka, 2009.
''Building a Responsibility Model Including Accountability, Capability and Commitment