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answerable

adjective uk   /ˈɑːn.sər.ə.bl̩/ us    /ˈæn.sɚ-/
be answerable for sth to be responsible for something that happens: Soldiers who obey orders to commit atrocities should be answerable for their crimes.Guilty be answerable to sb If you are answerable to someone, you have to explain your actions to them because they have the main control and responsibility: Any European central bank should be directly answerable to the European Parliament.Duty, obligation and responsibility
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