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- n. The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for.
- n. 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)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. responsibility to someone or for some activity
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