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Synonyms for accountability
əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accountability, answerability, answerableness(noun)

    responsibility to someone or for some activity

    answerability, answerableness


  1. accountability(noun)


  2. accountability(noun)

    The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for.


  3. accountability(noun)

    The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accountability

    Etymologically, duty is that which is owed or due; obligation, that to or by which one is bound; right, that which is correct, straight, or in the direct line of truth and goodness; responsibility, that for which one must answer. Duty and responsibility are thought of as to some person or persons; right is impersonal. One's duty may be to others or to himself; his obligations and responsibilities are to others. Duty arises from the nature of things; obligation and responsibility may be created by circumstances, as by one's own promise, or by the acceptance of a trust, etc. We speak of a parent's duty, a debtor's obligation; or of a child's duty of obedience, and a parent's responsibility for the child's welfare. Right is that which accords with the moral system of the universe. Righteousness is right incarnated in action. In a more limited sense, right may be used of what one may rightly claim, and so be the converse of duty. It is the creditor's right to demand payment, and the debtor's duty to pay. Compare BUSINESS.

    business, duty, function, obligation, office, responsibility, right, righteousness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accountability(n.)

    accountableness, responsibility, liability, obligation, bond of duty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accountability(n)

    amenability, liability

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  1. Stephen Spector:

    The mayor is energized by the challenges facing the city, and he is committed to driving real and lasting solutions, as part of that process, Mayor Emanuel is taking action to restore accountability and trust in the Chicago Police Department, and he will continue to actively engage residents and community leaders to ensure their voices are heard.

  2. Juan Carlos Cruz:

    I hope by doing this that there will be hope for other survivors that there will be change and accountability.

  3. Frederick Hill:

    The administration requested authority to extend the deadline for positive train control and the Senate subsequently advanced a bipartisan proposal to create accountability and set realistic deadlines, this provision in the surface transportation bill will address the concerns summarized in Chairman Elliott's correspondence.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    I don't think that is typical of what happens across the country, but it's not an isolated incident, i think that there are circumstances in which trust between communities and law enforcement have broken down, and individuals or entire departments may not have the training or the accountability to make sure that they're protecting and serving all people and not just some.

  5. Norman Siegel:

    This case is about liberty and freedom, it's also about accountability, holding even governors accountable for their violations of citizens' constitutional rights.

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