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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.


the condition of being answerable or accountable
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I know not, indeed, how any deep sense of moral obligation or accountableness can be expected to prevail in the community without a firm persuasion of the great Christian Truths.
It descants on depravity, and details its grossest acts as frigidly, as if its object were to allay the tumult of the passions, while it is letting them loose on mankind by plucking off the muzzle of present restraint and future accountableness.

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