accountability, answerability, answerableness(noun)
responsibility to someone or for some activity
The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for.
The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)
the state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness
In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private worlds. In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences. In governance, accountability has expanded beyond the basic definition of "being called to account for one's actions". It is frequently described as an account-giving relationship between individuals, e.g. "A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A’s actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct". Accountability cannot exist without proper accounting practices; in other words, an absence of accounting means an absence of accountability.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. See also responsibility.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Accountability' in Nouns Frequency: #2673
The numerical value of Accountability in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Accountability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Accountability breeds response-ability.
We are committed to increasing accountability, and I can't see how you can increase accountability without delisting the worst offenders.
We are not going to let up until we see a strengthening of trust and strengthening of accountability that exists between our communities and our law enforcement.
There is no accountability in the public school system - except for coaches. You know what happens to a losing coach. You fire him. A losing teacher can go on losing for 30 years and then go to glory.
What I'm describing is accountability, a common-sense, middle-ground approach, If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you're a criminal, you'll be deported.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- responsabilitatCatalan, Valencian
- engagement responsable, responsabilitéFrench
- პასუხისმგებლობა, ანგარიშვალდებულებაGeorgian
- akauntabiliti, kebertanggungjawabanMalay
- ansvarlighet, etterrettelighetNorwegian
- responsabilitate, responsabilitate angajatăRomanian
- подотчётность, отчётность, ответственностьRussian
- odgovornost, одговорностSerbo-Croatian
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