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Accountable meaning

accountable - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. liable to account for one's actions; " governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves"; " fully accountable for what they did"; " the court held the parents answerable for their minor child's acts of vandalism"; " he was answerable to no one"
  2. 2. Capable of being accounted for; explicable.
  3. 3. Subject to account; responsible.

accountable - examples of usage

  1. He holds us accountable for them yet. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Most of the old small tenements were built on this plan and are accountable for much of the lung disease in cities to- day. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  3. As to inspection for transmissible diseases, it seems quite clear that health boards should not delegate their authority or responsibility to any other body, for they alone are accountable to their communities for protection against contagion. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
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