accountableness, amenability, answerability, bounden duty, boundness, burden, chargeability, commitment, compulsion, culpability, duty, encumbrance, engagement, imperative duty, liability, obligation, obligatoriness, pledge, promise, rationem rei, subjection to, that which is owing
associated concepts: diminished responsibility
claims of conscience, compunction, conscientiousness, dependability, ethical judgment, faithfulness, feeling of obligation, incorruptibility, inviolability, inward monitor, moral consciousness, moral faculty, moral obligation, moral sense, morality, scruples, scrupulousness, sense of duty, sense of obligation, sense of right and wrong, stability, trustworthiness, unperfidiousness, untreacherousness, uprightness
agency (legal relationship), allegiance, assignment (task), burden, business (affair), competence (ability), duty (obligation), function, integrity, job, labor (work), liability, obligation (duty), onus (blame), onus (burden), part (role), position (business status), rectitude, requirement, trust (custody), weight (burden)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person's mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.