(social welfare) damage, such as a bruise, burn, or fracture, deliberately inflicted on a child or an old person NAI See also child abuse
[uh-kom-uh-dey-shuh n] /əˌkɒm əˈdeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; state or process of being ; adaptation. 2. adjustment of differences; reconciliation. 3. Sociology. a process of mutual adaptation between persons or groups, usually achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility, as by compromise or arbitration. 4. anything that supplies a need, want, favor, convenience, […]
[uh-koun-tuh-bil-i-tee] /əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun 1. the state of being , liable, or answerable. 2. Education. a policy of holding schools and teachers for students’ academic progress by linking such progress with funding for salaries, maintenance, etc. n. 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.).