Etymology
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accountable (adj.)

"answerable," literally "liable to be called to account," c. 1400 (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Old French acontable; see account (v.) + -able. Related: Accountably.

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Definitions of accountable

accountable (adj.)
liable to account for one's actions;
governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves
fully accountable for what they did
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