subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.
capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.
He believes that compensation is one of the best ways to force companies to be accountable.
How Much Are the ‘Costa Concordia’ Passengers Entitled to Win—and Who Is Accountable for the Shipwreck? Barbie Latza Nadeau February 7, 2012
In what sense can the government “hold her accountable” in any way that is not dwarfed by her own conscience, and memory?
Some Things Are Beyond Punishment Megan McArdle June 24, 2013
Students who don’t break laws or their schools’ rules are accountable to their parents, not an audience or the state.
Let the Kids Talk Noah Kristula-Green May 28, 2012
Enraged, Claudia gives birth to Friedrich’s stillborn baby and, in true deranged evil stepmother form, holds Lilli accountable.
12 Sexed-Up Fairy Tales Alex Berg March 7, 2011
But I just want to reiterate we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.
Full Text and Video of President Obama’s Statement on Boston Marathon Bombing Justin Green April 14, 2013
Guiltless in regard to one who is no more; accountable to oneself and one’s fellow beings.
Creditors; Pariah August Strindberg
She is like a little child, not accountable for her actions.
The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
All this evil exists in nations believing themselves to be accountable beings after death.
The System of Nature, Volume 2 Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D’Holbach)
But I’m not accountable—not always, I tell you straight—not since I’ve been through that.
Hall-Marked and Others (From Six Short Plays) John Galsworthy
And for their conduct they were accountable, by the express terms of the bill, not to the king, but to the parliament.
The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. David Hume
responsible to someone or for some action; answerable
able to be explained
“answerable,” literally “liable to be called to account,” c.1400 (mid-14c. in Anglo-French); see account (v.) + -able. Related: Accountably.
subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable. capable of being explained; explicable; explainable. Historical Examples At which, accountably to Lady Whyteleafe, Mrs. Freddy blushed and stumbled in this particular ‘speech.’ The Convert Elizabeth Robins adjective responsible to someone or for some action; answerable able to be explained adj. “answerable,” literally […]
the art or practice of an . Historical Examples I forget what this successful brother had succeeded in—some genteel profession like accountancy or attorney. Aliens William McFee Write for free book, “accountancy, the Profession that Pays.” Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930 Various Various methods of presenting accountancy have been suggested. College Teaching Paul Klapper […]
a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial . Contemporary Examples Mint: Who needs an accountant when this handy app will organize all your bills, bank accounts and even send you budget alerts? Must-Have Apps: What To Download On Your New Device Nina Strochlic December 24, 2012 Not for me, mind you—we […]
the theory and system of setting up, maintaining, and auditing the books of a firm; art of analyzing the financial position and operating results of a business house from a study of its sales, purchases, overhead, etc. (distinguished from ). a detailed report of the financial state or transactions of a person or entity: an […]