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responsible party

The person, group, organization, country, etc., that is liable for something, the source of something, or the authority over someone or something. If you take a piece of equipment out of the office, you are the responsible party should something happen to it. The investigation identified several banks as responsible parties in the start of the financial crisis. It is the responsible party's duty to be aware of and understand the benefits and limitations of the insurance policy before making a claim.
See also: party, responsible

hold someone accountable (for something)

 and hold someone responsible (for something)
to consider someone responsible for something; to blame something on someone. I hold you accountable for John's well-being. I must hold you responsible for the missing money.
See also: hold

hold someone responsible

(for something) Go to hold someone accountable (for something).
See also: hold, responsible

responsible party

the person or organization responsible or liable for something. I intend to find the responsible party and get some answers to my questions. Mary sued the responsible party in the car crash.
See also: party, responsible
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The Summit, will conclude this afternoon following discussion by other high-level speakers representing a diverse array of responsible finance institutions on the issues raised by HRH Emir Sanusi.
According to the CCPA, the cooperation of chemical producers and chemical distributors is one of the main objectives of the ICCA Responsible Care Global Charter and the joint ICCTA Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution initiatives.
Mikio Masunaga, currently vice president and officer responsible for tire research and material development, is now responsible for procurement and steelcord
The personally responsible citizen "acts responsibly in his or her community by, for example, picking up liter, giving blood, recycling, obeying laws .
and Albert Raymond, were responsible for arranging three loans totaling $37,925,000 in financing through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
SAF/IA is directly responsible for oversight and advocacy of the U.
Across the country, environmental attorneys and the media quickly digested the court's decision, and soon thereafter newspaper headlines and articles declared the likely end to the common practice of companies initiating voluntary cleanups of contaminated sites and pursuing recovery of their costs from other potentially responsible parties under the statutes, officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act or CERCLA.
Responsibility means whether or not the individual had the power and opportunity to pay the taxes; willfulness is established when the person responsible neglects to pay the taxes.
Subrogation is a legal process that permits an insurance company--after paying a policyholder's claim--to sue one or more third parties responsible for causing the damage or injury to the policyholder.
Understanding the wooly world of socially responsible investing (SRI) can be a daunting task for people who want to leverage their financial assets for the environment.
On the other hand, paper is here to stay and environmentally responsible paper is easier than ever to buy--and at competitive prices.
Sometimes residents or their responsible parties become seriously past due, either by an honest mistake or through willful disregard.
As such, she was responsible for the financial and management services activities of five branches with a total loan portfolio of $250 million.
For the year 2000, the American Chemistry Council (ACC; formerly the Chemical Manufacturers Association) has published its Responsible Care Progress Report 2000 on the Internet at http://rcprogress.
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