Accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account giving. In other words, accountability is being responsible to someone else, or being responsible for something.
Responsibility is the duty or obligation to complete an assigned task (that one must fulfill. Responsibility is being accountable for who you are and what you do. Responsibility is being dependable and trust worthy.
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||The fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility||The opportunity or ability to act independently and take decisions without authorization|
|Synonyms||Answerability, blameworthiness and liability||Importance, trust, authority, duty and obligation|
|Antonyms||Impassiveness, irresponsibility, reprieve, impunity and undependability||Exemption, immaturity, unreliability, distrustfulness and distrust|
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|Word origin||It was originated in its use in 13th century Norman England, from from late Latin accomptare (to account), a prefixed form of computare (to calculate), which in turn derived from putare (to reckon).||It was originated in 1780-90 from respons(ible) + -ibility.|
|Explanation owed||The explanation is owed.||It is not necessarily.|
|Share||Accountability cannot be shared.||Responsibility can be shared.|
|Hold||Accountability is something that you hold a person to only after a task is done or not done.||Responsibility can be before and/or after a task.|
|Result||Accountability is when you own the ultimate result-pass or fail.||Responsibility is when you are the one to deliver the result.|
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