accountability

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

Definition of accountability

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of accountability

see 2account


First Known Use: 1750



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