[uh-koun-tuh-bil-i-tee] /əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the state of being , liable, or answerable.
Education. a policy of holding schools and teachers for students’ academic progress by linking such progress with funding for salaries, maintenance, etc.
1770, from accountable + -ity. Earlier was accountableness (1660s).
[uh-koun-tuh-buh l] /əˈkaʊn tə bəl/ adjective 1. subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable. 2. capable of being explained; explicable; explainable. /əˈkaʊntəbəl/ adjective 1. responsible to someone or for some action; answerable 2. able to be explained adj. “answerable,” literally “liable to be called to account,” c.1400 (mid-14c. in Anglo-French); […]
[uh-kred-i-tid] /əˈkrɛd ɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools. 2. provided with official credentials, as by a government: an accredited diplomatic representative. 3. accepted as authoritative: an accredited theory. adj. “furnished with credentials,” 1630s, past participle adjective from accredit (v.).
[uh-kree-shuh n] /əˈkri ʃən/ noun 1. an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent. 2. the result of this process. 3. an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later accretion. 4. the growing together of separate parts into a single whole. 5. Law. […]
[uh-kroo] /əˈkru/ verb (used without object), accrued, accruing. 1. to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc. 2. to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, as interest on money. 3. Law. to become a present and enforceable right or demand. /əˈkruː/ verb (intransitive) -crues, -cruing, -crued 1. to increase […]