answerable


an·swer·able

adjective \ˈan(t)-s(ə-)rə-bəl\

: required to explain actions or decisions to someone

: responsible for something

: capable of being answered

Full Definition of ANSWERABLE

1
archaic :  suitable, adequate
2
:  liable to be called to account :  responsible
3
archaic :  corresponding, similar
4
:  capable of being refuted
an·swer·abil·i·ty \ˌan(t)-s(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of ANSWERABLE

  1. a powerful businesswoman who seems to think that she's answerable to no one
  2. <you are answerable for your own conduct at all times>

First Known Use of ANSWERABLE

1536

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