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1. Subject to being called to answer; accountable: answerable for one's actions; answerable to one's supervisor. See Synonyms at responsible.
2. Capable of being answered or refuted: an answerable charge.
3. Archaic Suitable; appropriate.

an′swer·a·bil′i·ty, an′swer·a·ble·ness n.
an′swer·a·bly adv.
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Noun1.answerability - responsibility to someone or for some activityanswerability - 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"
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That ruffian should be immediately suspended and an inquiry ordered against him if his party has any answerability to the public at large."