Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being accountable or answerable; responsibility for the fulfilment of obligations; liability to account for conduct, meet or suffer consequences, etc.: as, to hold a trustee to his accountability; the accountability of parents toward their children, or of men toward God.
- n. The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for.
- n. military The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; the obligation to bear the consequences for failure to perform as expected; accountableness.
- n. responsibility to someone or for some activity
“The purpose of Renaissance 2010 was to increase the number of high quality schools that would be subject to new standards of accountability - a code word for legitimating more charter schools and high stakes testing in the guise of hard-nosed empiricism.”
“Speaking during debate on President Thabo Mbeki's state-of-the-nation address in the National Assembly, he said it was common knowledge that once the deadline had been missed, the term accountability quickly lost its meaning and relevance as a desperate attempt to conceal shortcomings began.”
“Ben Yagoda, author of Memoir: A History, is contemptuous of memoir for its lack of what he calls accountability; he insists on interchanging "memoir" with "autobiography" as a way to support his conclusion: "The past four decades will probably be remembered as the golden age of autobiographical fraud.”
“One of the best things Pro Publica does – besides reporting – is link to the best of what it calls accountability journalism because that helps support that reporting take note, link-dumb, web-killer Gatehouse.”
“Of course the accountability is being applied upside-down.”
“The ranking Republican on the committee, though, warns his party will oppose any changes to the bill that would weaken what he calls accountability, flexibility and parental choice.”
“Number one to review radically the de-ratification law and replace it with what we call accountability and justice law.”
“I know one of the things you can do is you can download what you call accountability software.”
“To do this without any regard for affordability or long-term accountability is not only bad policy, it's poor politics.”
“It is important to note that this House went to the United States to seek capacity on what we call accountability in office.”
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2. Keywords central to the understanding of the EU (people working for the EU are usually able to give thematic...
Superpowers that are incredibly useless or even self-damaging.
imitatability, uncopyrightability, swallowability, unremarkability, superserviceable, intransigent, inenarrability, polysemania, accountability, face-melting, insufferability, hyperinflation and 46 more...
Words whose correct usage encourage freedom, but whose constant misuse by various levels of sleazy politicians (I know, redundant, but I cannot help myself) leads the unwary into believing the prec...
Start with the effect, the what; signal-patch known-belief spirit. "Write my program, routine me." New cue vs brand loyalty. Ritual Ceremony Design Technologies, Inc.
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
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Very basic words for ESL students.
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