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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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Hester Prynne," said he, leaning over the balcony and looking down steadfastly into her eyes, "thou hearest what this good man says, and seest the accountability under which I labour.
With much of the dignity of courage, as she recalled her self- reliant life and her right to be free from accountability to this man, she released her arm from his grasp and stood looking full at him.
Moreover, internal accountability involves arrangements within institutions to hold component entities accountable, usually because the accountability holder is providing legitimacy or financial resources to the agent.
By now, it's become a truism that the charitable sector needs more accountability.
The administration and Congress also might try to bring accountability to higher education as they did to elementary-secondary.
ON the first day of this year, we said that ``the great promise and hope for 2004 is that, at long last, accountability will return to state and local government.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 emphasizes the role of high-stakes assessments in reform movements designed to increase accountability for schools and improve achievement for all students.
LeVan Hall was appointed as interim third-party manager to monitor and ensure financial accountability of Hydra House after the Manitoba Auditor-General Jon Singleton released a damning report on the agency.
Measurability and Accountability to Develop Leaders
The first section of the paper reflects on the historical origins of the different meanings and contexts of accountability and what this means for the parties involved, and the processes in which they are applied.
The outrage fuels efforts like the Corporate Accountability Project (www.
Since 1990, GAO has reported 7 times on performance accountability weaknesses at the Forest Service, including its inability to systematically link planning, budgeting, and results reporting.

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