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Accountability vs. Responsibility

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Accountabilitynoun

The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for.

Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

‘Responsibility is a heavy burden.’;

Accountabilitynoun

(military) The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping.

Responsibilitynoun

A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

‘Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!’; ‘The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman’;

Accountabilitynoun

The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; the obligation to bear the consequences for failure to perform as expected; accountableness.

Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.

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Accountabilitynoun

responsibility to someone or for some activity

Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.

Accountabilitynoun

the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility

‘lack of accountability has corroded public respect for business and political leaders’;

Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

Accountability

Accountability, in terms of ethics and governance, is equated with answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. As in an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private (corporate) and individual contexts.

Responsibilitynoun

That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.

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Responsibilitynoun

Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

Responsibilitynoun

the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force;

‘we must instill a sense of duty in our children’; ‘every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty’;

Responsibilitynoun

the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

‘it was his province to take care of himself’;

Responsibilitynoun

a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct;

‘he holds a position of great responsibility’;

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