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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accountability  \Ac*count`a*bil"i*ty\,  n. 
  The  state  of  being  accountable;  liability  to  be  called  on  to 
  render  an  account;  accountableness  ``The  awful  idea  of 
  accountability.''  --R.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accountability 
  n  :  responsibility  to  someone  or  for  some  activity  [syn:  {answerability}, 
  {answerableness}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ACCOUNTABILITY,  n.  The  mother  of  caution. 
 
  "My  accountability,  bear  in  mind," 
  Said  the  Grand  Vizier:  "Yes,  yes," 
  Said  the  Shah:  "I  do  --  'tis  the  only  kind 
  Of  ability  you  possess." 
  Joram  Tate 
 
 




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