accountability
I noun amenability, blame, burden, charge, commitment, dueness, duty, exposure, incumbency, liability, obligation, onus, responsibility, the decent thing, the proper thing, the right thing, trustworthiness, vulnerability II index blame (responsibility), burden, charge (lien), charge (responsibility), commitment (responsibility), duty (obligation), fault (responsibility), liability, obligation (liability)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


accountability
n.
Responsibility; the state of being answerable for something.

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