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be answerable to somebody (for something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe answerable to somebody (for something)be answerable to somebody (for something)RESPONSIBLEto have to explain your actions to someone in authority The agency is answerable to the governor. answerable
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be answerable to somebody (for something)After all, constitutionally, ministers are answerable to Parliament for the conduct of their Departments.Being sole traders, they are answerable to no one else within the business.But the Home Secretary has a wider view, and he is answerable to Parliament and public opinion.He accepted that emperorship was responsible and that he was answerable to a higher power.He is answerable to Parliament, and to Parliament alone.Local inspectors of schools will be answerable to the Inspectorate, which will also have a new role as Education Ombudsman.Rulers and ruled alike are answerable to him.
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