[uh-koun-tuh-buh l]See more synonyms for accountable on Thesaurus.com
- subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.
- capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.
Origin of accountable
late Middle EnglishRelated formsac·count·a·ble·ness, nounac·count·a·bly, adverbnon·ac·count·a·ble, adjective
word dating back to 1375–1425;
see origin at account
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for non-accountable
Derived Formsaccountability, nounaccountably, adverb
- responsible to someone or for some action; answerable
- able to be explained
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Word Origin and History for non-accountable
"answerable," literally "liable to be called to account," c.1400 (mid-14c. in Anglo-French); see account (v.) + -able. Related: Accountably.
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