Definitions for accountableəˈkaʊn tə bəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ac•count•a•bleəˈkaʊn tə bəl(adj.)
subject to the obligation to report or justify something; responsible; answerable.
capable of being explained; explicable.
Origin of accountable:
liable to account for one's actions
"governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves"; "fully accountable for what they did"; "the court held the parents answerable for their minor child's acts of vandalism"; "he was answerable to no one"
Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.
Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).
Liable to be called on to render an account;
Being answerable for.
Being liable for.
Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.
Origin: * First attested around 1400.
liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct
capable of being accounted for; explicable
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