- Accountability Ac*count`a*bil"i*ty, n.
The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to
render an account; the obligation to bear the consequences
for failure to perform as expected; accountableness. ``The
awful idea of accountability.'' --R. Hall.
Syn: answerability, answerableness [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.