accountable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʌˈkaʊntəbl̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ə.ˈkaʊn.tə.bəl/
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Adjective[edit]

accountable (comparative more accountable, superlative most accountable)

  1. Obliged, when called upon, to answer (for one’s deeds); answerable.
    Every man is accountable to God for his conduct.
    You will be held accountable for your misdemeanors.
  2. Obliged to keep accurate records (of property or funds).
  3. Liable to be called on to render an account.
  4. (rare) Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Benjamin Whichcote, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      True religion . . . intelligible, rational, and accountable, -- not a burden but a privilege.

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References[edit]

  • accountable in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • accountable at OneLook Dictionary Search