Dictionary

accountability

noun ac·count·abil·i·ty \ə-ˌkan-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of ACCOUNTABILITY

:  the quality or state of being accountable; especially :  an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions <public officials lacking accountability>
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of ACCOUNTABILITY

1770

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: accountablePrevious Word in the Dictionary: account All Words Near: accountability
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears