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accountable

[uh-koun-tuh-buh l] /əˈkaʊn tə bəl/
adjective
1.
subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.
2.
capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see account, -able
Related forms
accountableness, noun
accountably, adverb
nonaccountable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for accountably

accountable

/əˈkaʊntəbəl/
adjective
1.
responsible to someone or for some action; answerable
2.
able to be explained
Derived Forms
accountability, noun
accountably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for accountably

accountable

adj.

"answerable," literally "liable to be called to account," c.1400 (mid-14c. in Anglo-French); see account (v.) + -able. Related: Accountably.

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