Part of speech: noun

The state of being accountable. - accountableness.

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Usage examples "accountability":

  1. But of those, who come to years of accountability, they believe but few will be saved. - "Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation", John Bovee Dods.
  2. 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", Jennie Lansley Wilson.
  3. 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", Joel Barlow.