Definition of answerability in English:


Line breaks: an¦swer|abil¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːns(ə)rəˈbɪlɪti
, ˌans(ə)rəˈbɪlɪti


[mass noun]
Responsibility for explaining or justifying one’s actions: the answerability of governments to the citizenry
More example sentences
  • The security of the state and its subjects against the misuse of power by ministers and their officials lies directly in their hierarchical organization and their answerability.
  • Rather than concentrating on answerability to detailed government rules, more flexible mechanisms of accountability that encourage responsibility-taking are essential for governance.
  • We are convinced that it would do nothing to enhance accountability and answerability to the public and runs the unacceptable risk of the far-right taking control of our police service.

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