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1. The state of being liable to answer for one’s conduct; liability to give account, and to receive reward or punishment for actions.

The awful idea of accountability.

2. Liability to the payment of money or of damages; responsibility for a trust.


1. Liable to be called to account; answerable to a superior.

Every man is accountable to God for his conduct.

2. Subject to pay, or make good, in case of loss. A sheriff is accountable, as bailiff and receiver of goods.

Accountable for, that may be explained. Not elegant.

via ACCOUNT – Definition from the KJV Dictionary

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