Definition of accountability in English:

accountability

noun

  • The fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.

    ‘their lack of accountability has corroded public respect’
    • ‘When public funds are involved, accountability requires that money is spent wisely.’
    • ‘Lack of accountability has corroded public respect for business and political leaders.’
    • ‘Where is the outrage and demand amongst the fourth estate for some accountability from him?’
    • ‘Given that this includes accountability to the public, his comments seem more than a little confused.’
    • ‘There must be a popular move to require transparency and accountability in all walks of life.’
    • ‘For even a minor piece of construction work, there is a system of accountability.’
    • ‘Their usual role is to provide the illusion of accountability while refusing to lay a finger on the holders of power.’
    • ‘It is about taking responsibility for the accountability that actually you have now got a bad manager.’
    • ‘An entire change of culture and open debate on accountability is required.’
    • ‘Greater political diversity on the Exec has led to more accountability to students.’
    • ‘One of the consequences of their taking the Parliamentary path is accountability.’
    • ‘In today's litigious society, we need to have someone to blame, to apportion accountability.’
    • ‘Will the big media outlets demand the same accountability of themselves that they demand of everyone else?’
    • ‘Goals need to be set and reviewed and accountability cannot be ignored.’
    • ‘He said accountability was important for a police service wounded by a lack of public trust.’
    • ‘We have to get the professional game right and we have to give it responsibility and accountability.’
    • ‘They have to make sure staff know their responsibilities and their accountability.’
    • ‘The key legal issues arising from clinical ethics committees concern accountability.’
    • ‘In any democratic set up the question of accountability of the budget is an important factor.’
    • ‘There are ways to lie and be completely absolved of any kind of accountability.’
    responsibility, liability, answerability
    answerability, responsibility, reporting, obedience
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Pronunciation:

accountability

/əˌkoun(t)əˈbilədē/