accountability

[uh-koun-tuh-bil-i-tee]
noun
1.
the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable.
2.
Education. a policy of holding schools and teachers accountable for students' academic progress by linking such progress with funding for salaries, maintenance, etc.

Origin:
1785–95; account(able) + -ability

nonaccountability, noun
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accountable (əˈkaʊntəbəl)
 
adj
1.  responsible to someone or for some action; answerable
2.  able to be explained
 
accounta'bility
 
n
 
ac'countably
 
adv

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Example sentences
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.
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