Your work is all the activities that you do in the course of doing your job and these activities may be seen as appropriates as much as responsibilities.

I am wondering what the bold part means?

What is more, I never managed to find such a word as a noun, let alone its plural form.

  • It's a guess, but an assumed one: Appropriates= appropriate things.
    – M.A.R.
    Jan 3, 2015 at 16:22
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    Are you quoting a text or making this sentence up?
    – TimR
    Jan 3, 2015 at 16:34
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    This is not idiomatic English. Where did you encounter it? Jan 3, 2015 at 16:34
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    please provide context, like where did you get the sentence or you read the word. To my knowledge that word as a noun does not exist, unlike responsibility (I don't understand why you wrote that bold too).
    – Formagella
    Jan 3, 2015 at 16:51
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    @Man_From_India But activities are not responsible: people are responsible for activities. Jan 3, 2015 at 17:30

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Collins and OALD both list only "appropriateness" as noun derrived from "appropriate" (verb/adjective).

So I'm led to assume that "appropriate" is not a propper noun.

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