To bring to book

To compel to give an account.
- Addison.
To compare with an admitted authority.

See also: Book, Book

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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'Let me also remind everybody involve in the election that the electoral act allows the state to bring to book anybody that erred.
He said that the IGP Sindh also directed that a transparent inquiry be carried out to bring to book those responsible.
However, the Prime Minister reiterated that discussions between India and Pakistan cannot proceed until Pakistan sincerely fulfils its commitments to bring to book the culprits of the Mumbai attack.