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adjective  /əˈkɑʊn·tə·bəl/ us  
responsible for and having to explain your actions: He knew he would be held accountable for any flaws in the programming.
noun [U]  /əˌkɑʊn·təˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/ us  
The Attorney General says he has a plan to ensure accountability of CEOs.
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