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accountable

adjective uk   /əˈkaʊn.tə.bl̩/ us    /-t̬ə-/
C2 Someone who is accountable is completely responsible for what they do and must be able to give a satisfactory reason for it: She is accountable only to the managing director. The recent tax reforms have made government more accountable for its spending. Politicians should be accountable to the public who elected them.
accountability
noun [U] uk   /əˌkaʊn.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
There were furious demands for greater police accountability.
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