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Definition of the adjective accountable

What does accountable mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more accountable / most accountable

  1. liable to account for one's actions
    • examples: governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves | fully accountable for what they did
    • similar: responsible

Alternative definition of the adjective accountable


  1. Having accountability (individuals have accountability).
  2. Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).
  3. Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable;
  4. Being answerable for.
  5. Being liable for.
  6. [rare] Capable of being accounted for; explicable.

Phrases with accountable

  1. Accountable Mail
  2. Accountable Depot
  3. Accountable Officer
  4. Accountable Cryptomaterial
  5. Accountable Disbursing Officer
  6. Accountable Property Officer's Bond

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accountable

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Google previewThe Mormon Quest for Glory (2013)

The Religious World of the Latter-day Saints by Melvyn Hammarberg

Being accountable means that we must take responsibility for what we do wrong, and we are blessed for what we do right” (Primary 3, 1994, 27:129). Accountability means that choices have consequences. Baptism and confirmation are ...

Google previewPreachers Gone Wild! (2011)

Where Do Preachers Go When They Hurt? by BRENT La PRINCE EDWARDS

Being accountable means to be held liable. It's to be held responsible or explainable to.It's havingtogivea reportofour actions, deeds and stewardship. It's to allowsomeoneof credible standing to peep into our world. To allow someone to check ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Social Work (2008)

4 Volume Set by Terry Mizrahi, Larry Davis

Being accountable means demonstrating compliance (or ...

Google previewActivities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning (2012)

Grades 6-8 by Katia Petersen

Choice Week Being accountable means taking responsibility for your choices. List the important choices ...

Google previewThe Ethics of School Administration, 3rd Edition

by Kenneth A. Strike, Emil J. Haller, Jonas F. Soltis

Being accountable means to accept certain standards of achievement as defining success in one's task. Standards are assertions about the educational goals ...

Google previewJuvenile Justice Sourcebook (2014)

by Wesley T Church, II, David Springer, Albert R Roberts

Being accountable means being responsible for providing services in accordance with high standards. Addams, Jane: Established Hull House, an early settlement house in Chicago during the 1880s to help wayward youths, homeless families ...

Google previewActivities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning Grades 6–8 (2012)

by Katia S. Petersen

Choice Week Being accountable means taking responsibility for your ...

Google previewYou Were Born#1 (2012)

by Syldia Bailey-Walker

Accountability: Compassion: Honesty: Being accountable means that people can.

Google preview51 Activities for Collaborative Management (2006)

by Peter Garber

Being accountable means that you accept responsibility for your work. Without accountability, you have no stake in the outcome. • Planning. Working without a plan can cause you to waste a great deal of time and money. Planning ahead can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

Third, being accountable grounds further appropriate attitudes or actions in response to a norm being violated or upheld ( e.g., praise, blame, guilt, and/or punishment). In other words, if one is accountable, ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1887)

—A party has a reasonable ground to expect upon receiving notes indorsed by the payee's name, followed by the word " accountable," that said payee would be " subject to pay," " responsible," or " liable for," or make good the amount of said ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Human Resources and Employment Forms (2012)

Organizational Responsibility/Accountability Your job may require you to be responsible/ accountable for one or more tasks, activities, work units, functions, districts, divisions, regions or areas. Check the one box which best describesyourjob's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2005)

by Sandra Mathison

accountable to those making funding decisions but could and possibly should be accountable to the community, citizens, service users, consumer advocacy groups, taxpayers, relevant professions, and international organizations for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: K-Z (2003)

by Jack Rabin

Mutual accountability: No group ever becomes a team until it can hold itself accountable as a team; and accountability is impossible without commitment and trust. Accountability is central to team effectiveness. This includes more than merely ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

ACCOUNTABLE HEALTH PLAN (AHP) ACCIDENTAL MEANS: An unforeseen, unexpected, unintended cause of an accident. The means that causes the mishap must be accidental for any claim to be payable. ACCIDENTAL MEANS ...

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That person has to be accountable for himself. I think that's what we have to do in society today is to be accountable for yourself. I think we have the tendency to always want to live someone else's life. (Herschel Walker)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1U1N1T1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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