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accountability

The traceability of actions performed on a system to a specific system entity (user, process, device). For example, the use of unique user identification and authentication supports accountability; the use of shared user IDs and passwords destroys accountability.
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What I have always wished for, desired, and coveted, is the life of an artist, free and independent, relying only on my own resources, and accountable only to myself.
The young men, being Boston boys, felt as if they had a right to walk their own streets without being accountable to a British redcoat, even though he challenged them in King George's name.
I should have been merciless indeed, if I had held Miss Jethro accountable thus far.
The magistrate will hear the charge in his private room, and will examine the evidence which I can produce, showing that she is not accountable for her actions.
I prefer to be foolish when I feel like it, and be accountable to nobody.
It was his function to build, the absence of water or of possible progeny was an accident for which he was not accountable.
It certainly is not the fact,' said I, perplexed, 'that I am accountable for Steerforth's having been away from home longer than usual - if he has been: which I really don't know at this moment, unless I understand it from you.
But historians are not accountable for the difficulty of learning to read; and even you yourself, who do not altogether seem particularly friendly to very severe, very intense application, may perhaps be brought to acknowledge that it is very well worth-while to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it.
Government by the accountable I voted for Britain to exit the EU (Brexit) as we should only be governed by those we can hold accountable (it is called democracy).
Meanwhile, additional ballots, accountable and non-accountable forms will also be printed for those who signed up as voters during the November 6 to November 30, 2017 voters' registration period.
He said that nobody in the country is ready to hold self accountable while reasons of why state is troubled are as evident as a writing on the wall.
JACOBABAD -- JUI-F information secretary and former senator Hafiz Hussain Ahmad has said Nawaz Sharif should strike NRO with people and not in Saudi Arabia as the princes are being held accountable already in Saudi Arabia.

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