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- 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.
- 2020 April 22, Philip Haigh, “Labour's blueprint for the future of Britain's railways”, in Rail, page 28:
- "Because the railway is economically and socially vital, it receives large amounts of public money and must therefore ultimately be accountable to government. [...]
- Obliged to keep accurate records (of property or funds).
- Liable to be called on to render an account.
- (rare) Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.
- 1703, Benjamin Whichcote, Moral and Religious Aphorisms:
- True religion . . . intelligible, rational, and accountable, -- not a burden but a privilege.
obliged to answer for one’s deeds
liable to be called on to render an account
capable of being accounted for; explicable
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