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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Expected or required to account for one's actions; answerable. synonym: responsible.
  • adjective Capable of being explained.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Liable to be called to account; responsible, as for a trust or obligation; answerable, as for conduct: as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct; a sheriff is accountable as bailiff and receiver of goods.
  • Of which an account can be given; that can be accounted for: in this use opposed to unaccountable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable.
  • adjective rare Capable of being accounted for; explicable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.
  • adjective Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).
  • adjective Liable to be called on to render an account;
  • adjective Being answerable for.
  • adjective Being liable for.
  • adjective rare Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective liable to account for one's actions

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