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ac·count·a·ble

 (ə-koun′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Expected or required to account for one's actions; answerable. See Synonyms at responsible.
2. Capable of being explained: an accountable phenomenon.

ac·count′a·bil′i·ty, ac·count′a·ble·ness n.
ac·count′a·bly adv.

ac•count•a•bil•i•ty

(əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n.
1. the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable.
2. a policy of holding public officials or other employees accountable for their actions and results: a need for greater accountability in the school system.
[1785–95]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accountability - responsibility to someone or for some activityaccountability - responsibility to someone or for some activity
responsibleness, responsibility - a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; "he holds a position of great responsibility"

accountability

noun responsibility, liability, culpability, answerability, chargeability an impetus towards democracy and greater accountability
Translations
odpovědnost

accountability

[əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlətɪ] Nresponsabilidad f

accountability

[əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlɪti] n (= responsibility) → responsabilité f; (financial, political)responsabilité f

accountability

nVerantwortlichkeit f(to sb jdm gegenüber)

accountability

[əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nresponsabilità
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In a gross abuse of trust, Pringle, one of a small number of people with access to the committee room, began taking cashed tickets and re-cashing them for himself.
Mr Wheeler's determined pursuit of a sexual relationship with a current pupil, despite the disciplinary hearing and formal written warning received from the college in 2009 amounted to a serious and cynical abuse of trust.
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Antrim Crown Court Judge Brian Sherrard said: "This offence represents an appalling abuse of trust.
Health and Care Professions Council panel chairman Claire Bonnet said: "This was an abuse of trust.
Tribunal panel chair Professor Stephen Miller told Ramachandran: "The panel is of the opinion that the wholly unacceptable nature of your misconduct, involving as it did the violation of a young patient's rights, an abuse of trust and sexually abusive behaviour, is fundamentally incompatible with continued registration.
Justice Gerry Allbright did not order Delaire to pay any of the money back, though he called the situation a "significant abuse of trust.
Ricky Bates, 24, of Marnel Drive, Wolverhampton, who worked at a branch of Birmingham Midshires Building Society, had admitted five charges of fraud by abuse of trust and one charge of money laundering at an earlier hearing.