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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.
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PANDI is formed to manage the domain name .ID professionally, accountably and transparently in accordance with the regulations of the Republic of Indonesia.
He said for the funds to be used accountably and for progress to show in such projects, groups were ideal.
Imperatively, women that enrolled children, and consequently collected stipends, must accountably produce the children in school throughout the term such that those pupils do not disappear after receiving the stipends.
Speaking as chief guest at Seminar arranged by National Accountably Bureau (NAB), Balochistan on the role of media in eradication of corruption, here on Tuesday, he said that without wiping out corruption, no development work is possible as a big chunk of the resources going in corruption.
He said Kristina promised any school that will use its money accountably would be assisted again with more money in future.
Rejecting the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government's accountably process, he said: 'Only political opponents are being held accountable.
He has written in the letter that, although the country's print, electronic and digital media had increased in size in the past few years, the lack of effective laws dealing with degrading content was obstructing the provision of justice and the accountably of culprits.
" But the former government officials who filed the case against Xi before the ICC are optimistic in another "David and Goliath" case to "discipline" the Chinese leader and demand accountably for destroying marine resources in the South China Sea.
'We just hope that the LGUs are using the shares properly and accountably because these releases are precisely intended for them to be able to keep pace with the developments in the Subic Bay Freeport,' Eisma said.
The government, with the mandate of its authority to protect the public (public trust doctrine), must manage the personal data fairly and accountably. The GDPR also encourages the formation of an independent personal data protection supervisory institution so that it can correct the policies and rules of the bureaucracy and state administration to act accordingly in managing the personal data of the population.
The accused Mufti Ehsan ul Haq, CEO of M/s Fayazi Group of Industries Modarba Case along with 9 other accused persons recently have been convicted after detailed perusal of solid evidence presented by NAB Rawalpindi as per law by the Accountably Court Islamabad.
NAB Rawalpindi in Modarba case, accused Mufti Ehsanul Haq , CEO M/s Fayazi group of industries and nine accused persons have been convicted by accountably court.
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