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Definition of accountable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

accountable

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əˈkaʊntəbl//
 
[not usually before noun]
 
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responsible for your decisions or actions and expected to explain them when you are asked The state spends taxpayers' money and should be held accountable. accountable to somebody Politicians are ultimately accountable to the voters. accountable for something Someone must be held accountable for the killings.
accountability
 
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NAmE//əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable] proposals for greater police accountability the accountability of a company's executives to the shareholders
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