What does the word accountability mean?

Usage examples for accountability

  1. She has the same freedom to contract in reference to her property, or other matters, and will be held to the same strict accountability. – Legal Status Of Women In Iowa by Jennie Lansley Wilson
  2. The habitual use of the liberty of the press, of trial by jury in open court, of the accountability of public agents and of some voice in the election of legislators, must create, in a man or a nation, a character quite different from what it could be under the habitual disuse of these advantages. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow