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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accountable  \Ac*count"a*ble\,  a. 
  1.  Liable  to  be  called  on  to  render  an  account;  answerable; 
  as  every  man  is  accountable  to  God  for  his  conduct. 
 
  2.  Capable  of  being  accounted  for  explicable.  [R.] 
 
  True  religion  .  .  .  intelligible,  rational,  and 
  accountable,  --  not  a  burden  but  a  privilege.  --B. 
  Whichcote 
 
  Syn:  Amenable;  responsible;  liable;  answerable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accountable 
  adj  1:  liable  to  be  called  to  account;  "you  are  answerable  for  this 
  debt"  [syn:  {answerable}] 
  2:  being  obliged  to  answer  to  an  authority  for  your  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"  [syn:  {accountable(p)}, 
  {answerable(p)}] 




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