2. Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to
have a responsible man for surety.
3. Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a
Syn. Accountable; answerable; amenable.
Re*spon"si*ble*ness, n. Re*spon"si*bly, adv.
(Re*spon"sion) n. [L. responsio. See Respond.]
1. The act of answering. [Obs.]
2. (University of Oxford) The first university examination; called also little go. See under Little, a.
(Re*spon"sive) a. [Cf. F. resposif.]
1. That responds; ready or inclined to respond.
2. Suited to something else; correspondent.
The vocal lay responsive to the strings.Pope.
3. Responsible. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
Re*spon"sive*ly, adv. Re*spon"sive*ness, n.
(Re`spon*so"ri*al) a. Responsory; antiphonal. J. H. Newman.
(Re*spon"so*ry) a. Containing or making answer; answering. Johnson.
(Re*spon"so*ry), n.; pl. - ries [LL. responsorium.]
1. (Eccl.) (a) The answer of the people to the priest in alternate speaking, in church service. (b) A
versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a refrain.
Which, if should repeat again, would turn my answers into responsories, and beget another liturgy.Milton.
2. (Eccl.) An antiphonary; a response book.
(Rest) v. t. [For arrest.] To arrest. [Obs.]
(Rest), n. [AS. rest, ræst, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose,
Icel. röst the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn
house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G. ruhe rest, repose, AS. row, Gr. 'erwh`. Cf. Ransack.]
1. A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion;
rest of body or mind. Chaucer.
Sleep give thee all his rest!Shak.
2. Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.
And the land had rest fourscore years.Judges iii. 30.