What does Accountability mean?

Definitions for Accountability
əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ tiac·count·abil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accountability, answerability, answerablenessnoun

    responsibility to someone or for some activity

Wiktionary

  1. accountabilitynoun

    The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for.

  2. accountabilitynoun

    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)

Wikipedia

  1. Accountability

    Accountability, in terms of ethics and governance, is equated with answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. As in an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private (corporate) and individual contexts. 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 (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct" and more. Accountability cannot exist without proper accounting practices; in other words, an absence of accounting means an absence of accountability. Another key area that contributes to accountability is good records management.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accountabilitynoun

    the state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness

Freebase

  1. Accountability

    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

  1. accountability

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. accountability

    Be responsible and accountable for an action, choice or decision.

    Accountability in government, work or within a family is important when we are all role models for each other.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Accountability' in Nouns Frequency: #2673

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Accountability in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Accountability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Accountability in a Sentence

  1. Malkia Cyril:

    The footage itself, even when caught in the act, doesn't necessarily translate to accountability, if anyone is going to stand behind body cameras, advocating for them, they need to also stand for comprehensive police reform.

  2. Matthew Masterson:

    Ohio had the proper protections in place and responded quickly, other states should follow their lead as unfortunately this will continue to happen as the grift grows and there remains no accountability for those pushing misinformation about the 2020 election.

  3. Stuart Sr.:

    He’s still on the battlefield protecting his men and women, it’s interesting that no one( in the military) has answered his call for accountability. Their answer was to fire him I guess. It’s a sad day for America.

  4. Letitia James:

    The TRUST Act is an important tool that will ensure accountability to millions of Americans who deserve to know the truth, we have never doubted that this law was legal, which is why we vigorously defended it from the start and will continue to do so.

  5. Chris Ingram:

    Marco could certainly come up with them -- he's acknowledged to me that he has the records, having known him and seen him in action and having seen the pattern of behavior of his, the sense of entitlement -- the explaining things away without taking any kind of actual accountability or responsibility for what he's done, blaming others -- and there's always an excuse.

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