What does the word answerable mean?

Usage examples for answerable

  1. He had a vague sort of impression that he was in some way answerable for Harry, who was a good deal with him, and was fond of coming about his place. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. But I refused any interference, as not answerable for my sovereign, and sent him on shore. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  3. The result was that the big, fierce- looking black who was answerable for the injury done to his fellow- prisoner went down on his knees before Soup, and touched the deck with his forehead before rising with some show of animation, and then going to the hatch, descended in a half- crippled way, and they heard his voice directly after. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn