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 responsible office.

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.

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.

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!

2. Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.

And the land had rest fourscore years.
Judges iii. 30.

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