from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of discharging an obligation; responsible.
  • Respectable; creditable; becoming one's station.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Prov. Eng. & Scot. Responsible; worthy of credit.

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  • adjective Eye dialect spelling of responsible.


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