Accountable Definition

ə-kountə-bəl
adjective
Obliged to account for one's acts; responsible.
Webster's New World
Capable of being accounted for; explainable.
Webster's New World
The definition of accountable is being responsible for something or someone.
A pet owner is an example of someone who is accountable for the well being and behavior of his or her pet.
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Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.

Every man is accountable to God for his conduct.
You will be held accountable for your misdemeanors.
Wiktionary
Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).
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Origin of Accountable

  • account +‎ -able

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested around 1400.

    From Wiktionary

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