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accountability

noun [U]
 
 
/əˌkaʊntəˈbɪləti/
a situation in which someone is responsible for things that happen and can give a satisfactory reason for them: The organization suffers from a lack of accountability.greater/increased/more accountability The public has been demanding greater accountability from lawmakers.
(Definition of accountability from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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