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[uh-koun-tuh-buh l] /əˈkaʊn tə bəl/

subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.
capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.
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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