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.