on one own responsibility

responsibility

[ri-spon-suh-bil-i-tee]
noun, plural responsibilities.
1.
the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one's power, control, or management.
2.
an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours!
3.
a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible: the responsibilities of authority.
4.
a person or thing for which one is responsible: A child is a responsibility to its parents.
5.
reliability or dependability, especially in meeting debts or payments.
Idioms
6.
on one's own responsibility, on one's own initiative or authority: He changed the order on his own responsibility.

Origin:
1780–90; respons(ible) + -ibility

nonresponsibility, noun, plural nonresponsibilities.
preresponsibility, noun, plural preresponsibilities.
self-responsibility, noun
superresponsibility, noun, plural superresponsibilities.


1. answerability, accountability.
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responsibility (rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or position of being responsible
2.  a person or thing for which one is responsible
3.  the ability or authority to act or decide on one's own, without supervision

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responsibility
"condition of being responsible," 1787, from responsible + -ity.
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