accountability noun

ADJ. greater, increased | local, public demands for greater public accountability in the police service | democratic, financial, managerial, moral, parliamentary, police, political, professional | government, police

VERB + ACCOUNTABILITY enhance, improve, increase, strengthen | reduce, weaken This process of centralization further weakens accountability. | ensure

PREP. ~ for to ensure accountability for decisions made | ~ to police accountability to the public

PHRASES a demand for accountability, a lack of accountability the apparent lack of accountability of the security forces | a need for accountability There is a need for increased professional accountability.