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.’
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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.

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