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[uh-koun-tuh-bil-i-tee] /əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable.
Education. a policy of holding schools and teachers accountable for students' academic progress by linking such progress with funding for salaries, maintenance, etc.
Origin of accountability
1785-95; account(able) + -ability
Related forms
nonaccountability, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Most likely that will mean greater accountability — perhaps audits, specific standards, tests — you name it.
  • Then the law changed, effectively creating a federal accountability system for student-loan default rates.
  • The percentage time spent on each of these major areas of accountability may vary over time, and as business needs require.
  • He understands there is accountability and has pledged to not repeat this in the future.
  • In the last few years, there's been a lot of discussion here in Washington about higher education accountability.
  • The conclusion movingly depicts the unforgiving triad of command at sea: authority, responsibility and accountability.
  • When there is no accountability system in place corruption is easy to flourish.
  • While Brown delivers plenty of red meat action, he leaves questions of loyalty and accountability unresolved.
  • That said, I agree with your point that accountability is the key to making things better.
  • You will be a key project contributor and a project leader with accountability for specific project results.
Word Origin and History for accountability

1770, from accountable + -ity. Earlier was accountableness (1660s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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