Definition of Accountable

1. Adjective. Liable to account for one's actions. "He was answerable to no one"

Similar to: Responsible
Derivative terms: Account, Accountability

Definition of Accountable

1. a. Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct.

Definition of Accountable

1. Adjective. Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable. ¹

2. Adjective. Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability). ¹

3. Adjective. Liable to be called on to render an account; ¹

4. Adjective. Being answerable for. ¹

5. Adjective. Being liable for. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: rare) Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable. ¹

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Definition of Accountable

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Accountable

account code
account executive
account executives
account for
account manager
account managers
account of
account payable
account receivable
account representative
account statement
account to
accountability partner
accountable (current term)
accountable cryptomaterial
accountable depot
accountable disbursing officer
accountable disbursing officers
accountable mail
accountable mails
accountable officer
accountable property officer's bond
accountant's lien

Literary usage of Accountable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment: An Implementation Guide for Teen Court by Tracy M. Godwin, David J. Steinhart, Betsy A. Fulton (1997)
"Teen court programs offer jurisdictions a means for holding youthful offenders accountable for problem behaviors, including those for which they previously ..."

2. Collections by RI Historical Society (1908)
"... Beaver Brook (viz) proprietors shall Recive the money at the hand of Each pson so subscribing, and that the said men shall be accountable for the money, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"... in the bankruptcy being a party, and collusion with persons accountable to the estate charged against only some of the representatives of the assignees. ..."

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