accountable

[uh-koun-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.
2.
capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see account, -able

accountableness, noun
accountably, adverb
nonaccountable, adjective
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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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Word Origin & History

accountable
"liable to be called to account," 1580s, from account + -able. Related: Accountability (1794).
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Example sentences
As long as people are given a handout they will not exert themselves, or become accountable and responsible for their own actions.
Let the legal system do it's job and hold anyone involved accountable.
The members are elected by no one and are accountable to no one.
The record that e-mail creates can also make brokers more accountable.
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