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English definition of “accountable”

accountable

adjective [never before noun]
 
 
/əˈkaʊntəbl/
having to be responsible for what you do and able to explain your actions: Hospitals must be held accountable for their mistakes. Politicians should be accountable to the public that elects them. → Opposite unaccountableDuty, obligation and responsibility
accountability
 
 
/əˌkaʊntəˈbɪləti/ noun [U]
(Definition of accountable from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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