accountability


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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
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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 -- An accountability court in Islamabad on Monday extended physical remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari till July 29 in the Park Lane reference.
ISLAMABAD -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will produce, senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Faryal Talpur before an accountability court in fake accounts case on Monday (Today).
ISLAMABAD -- An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 11-day physical remand of former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, a day after his arrest.
Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday condemned the raid by the National Accountability Bureau at Shehbaz Sharif's residence, terming it 'yet another authoritarian and undemocratic move by the government.'
KARACHI -- An accountability court awarded seven year jail term and 48.5 mln rupees fine to a District Education Officer (DEO) of Sindh in a corruption reference, media reported on Saturday.
An Islamabad accountability court on Friday summoned former president and co-chairperson of Pakistan People's Party Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai, Anwar Majeed and others, to appear in court on April 8 in the fake accounts case.
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday summoned former president and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai, Anwar Majeed and others, to appear in court on April 8 in the fake accounts case.A banking court had last week accepted the accountability watchdog's plea to transfer the fake bank accounts case from Karachi to the accountability court in Islamabad for trial.
MUZAFFARABAD -- The Government of Azad Kashmir has filed reference of mega corruption case PMU amounting Rs 7 billion in AJK Accountability bureau court No-2 Mirpur on Monday regarding the greater water Supply and Sewerage scheme Mirpur against three arrested accused including Farid Ahmed S/O Fateh Mohammad Deputy Director(DDO), Mubarak Ali S/O Abdul Rashid Assistant Engineer PMU Mirpur and Mohammad Afzal S/O Mohammad Asghar Sub-Engineer PMU greater Water Supply Mirpur allegedly involving in financial embezzlements, corruption and misuse of authority.
Accountability, in its true spirit, is quite essential to question individuals, being in power about their actions and their outcomes.
SHIKARPUR -- The accountability system has long been in place in Pakistan.

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