For example, if you had better response ability you would receive more difficult tasks. And if you are responsible you are response able, or able to respond.
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No, it did not.
Etymologically, the word "responsibility" comes from an obsolete French word "responsible", itself coming from a Latin word "responsabilis", the past participle of "respondere", meaning "to respond". The word did not come to imply any measure of accountability until the middle 1600s.
The suffix "-ability", on the other hand, comes from the Latin use of "-abilitas" onto an adjective to form a noun.
The word ability, though, is surprisingly not derived from this use of the "-abilitas" suffix in Latin. It comes from the Old French "ableté", meaning literally "ability" or "capability".