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The quality or fact of being accountable (to or †unto a person, for a thing); liability to give account and answer for one's conduct, performance of duty, etc.; responsibility.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Bolton (1572–1631), Church of England clergyman. From accountable + -ness.
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