The state of being liable, culpable, or responsible for something in particular.
1960 December, “Talking of Trains: The riding of B.R. coaches”, in Trains Illustrated, pages 705-706:
After all, it is undeniable that the B.R. standard coach scored highly in comparative trials with other European railway vehicles on the Continent a few years ago, so that B.R. civil engineers must share responsibility for any defects in its behaviour over here.
2020 March, Joshua Leifer, “Led Astray”, in The Baffler, number 50:
The vast majority of American Jews not only greatly dislike President Trump but also believe he has made them less safe: according to a May 2019 poll, nearly three-quarters of Jewish voters believe American Jews are less secure under Trump than they were before, 71 percent disapprove of Trump’s overall job performance, and nearly 60 percent believe that he bears at least some responsibility for the synagogue shootings carried out by white nationalists in Pittsburgh and Poway.