Meaning of “accountable” in the English Dictionary

"accountable" in English

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uk /əˈkaʊn.tə.bəl/ us /əˈkaʊn.t̬ə.bəl/
noun [ U ] uk /əˌkaʊn.təˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /əˌkaʊn.t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

There were furious demands for greater police accountability.

(Definition of “accountable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accountable" in American English

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us /əˈkɑʊn·tə·bəl/

responsible for and having to explain your actions:

He knew he would be held accountable for any flaws in the programming.
noun [ U ] us /əˌkɑʊn·təˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/

The Attorney General says he has a plan to ensure accountability of CEOs.

(Definition of “accountable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accountable" in Business English

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uk /əˈkaʊntəbl/ us

responsible for what you do and able to give a satisfactory reason for it:

hold sb accountable Our board will hold me accountable if anything goes wrong.
accountable for (doing) sth Mortgage brokers should be accountable for allowing borrowers to take on debts they cannot repay.
accountable to sb The CEO is ultimately accountable to the board of directors.

(Definition of “accountable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)