accountable


ac·count·able

adjective \ə-ˈkan-tə-bəl\

: required to explain actions or decisions to someone

: required to be responsible for something

Full Definition of ACCOUNTABLE

1
:  subject to giving an account :  answerable <held her accountable for the damage>
2
:  capable of being accounted for :  explainable
ac·count·able·ness \-ˈkan-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
ac·count·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of ACCOUNTABLE

  1. If anything goes wrong I will hold you personally accountable!
  2. <the owner was held accountable for his dog's biting of the child>

First Known Use of ACCOUNTABLE

14th century

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