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Acco'untable. adj. [from account.] Of whom an account may be required; who must answer for: followed by the particle to before the person, and for before the thing.

                Accountable to none,
But to my conscience and my God alone.

Thinking themselves excused from standing upon their own legs, or being accountable for their own conduct, they very seldom trouble themselves with enquiries. Locke on Education.

The good magistrate will make no distinction; for the judgment is God's; and he will look upon himself as accountable at his bar for the equity of it. Atterbury's Sermons.

Sources: Atterbury, Francis (75) · Locke, John (269) · Oldham, John (2)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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