[adj] liable to be called to account; "you are answerable for this debt"
1. Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct.
2. Capable of being accounted for; explicable. [R.] True religion . . . intelligible, rational, and accountable, -- not a burden but a privilege. --B. Whichcote. Syn: Amenable; responsible; liable; answerable.