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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.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has asked the ministry of law and justice to give another extension to the tenure of District and Sessions Judge (D and SJ) Mohammad Bashir as the judge of the accountability court-I of Islamabad.
A critically over-burdened Accountability Court (AC), hearing four corruption references against ex-premier Nawaz Sharif, his family and former finance minister Ishaq Dar, is likely to miss the six-month deadline set by the Supreme Court (SC) for the completion of proceedings.
LAHORE -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore claimed to have arrested Sohail Ikhlaq from Lahore on Thursday.
Islamabad -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has barred the accountability court from proceedings against former finance minister Ishaq Dar till January 17, 2018.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad High Court on Wednesday barred Accountability Court from declaring former finance minister Ishaq Dar as proclaimed offender in the assets reference.
In a hearing on Dec 14, the accountability court had declared Dar a proclaimed offender and sought a report on properties and assets of his guarantor from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday granted stay order against the decision of accountability court regarding the confiscation of property of Ishaq Dar's guarantor till Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday granted a 24-hour stay on the accountability court's judgment about confiscation of property of PML-N leader Ishaq Dar's guarantor Ahmad Ali Quddusi.
ISLAMABAD -- Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday challenged the accountability court's orders on his plea seeking to club together three corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
com Islamabad The Parliamentary Committee on National Accountability Laws unanimously agreed on Wednesday that members of the judiciary and military need not be held accountable under the new proposed accountability law, said Law Minister Zahid Hamid.

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