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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.
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ac•count•a•bil•i•ty(əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ ti)
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.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||accountability - responsibility to someone or for some activity|
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noun responsibility, liability, culpability, answerability, chargeability an impetus towards democracy and greater accountability
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
accountability[əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlətɪ] N → responsabilidad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
accountability[əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlɪti] n (= responsibility) → responsabilité f; (financial, political) → responsabilité f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Verantwortlichkeit f → (to sb jdm gegenüber)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
accountability[əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n → responsabilità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995