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accountable

adjective
     
ac‧count‧a‧ble [not before noun]
responsible for the effects of your actions and willing to explain or be criticized for them
accountable to
The government should be accountable to all the people of the country.
accountable for
Managers must be accountable for their decisions.
The hospital should be held accountable for the quality of care it gives.
accountability noun [uncountable]

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