1. responsibility to someone or something; 2. liability or answerability for something
– We don’t have enough accountability at the big banks; no one wants to take responsibility for bad investment decisions.
– During the weekly meeting, many shareholders asked How does the company account for all the business they lost last month?
– You’re not my boss; I’m not accountable to you.
liability, answerability, culpability, responsibility
Pro-Forma (adjective, adverb)
1.done or existing only as a formality; 2. provided in advance in to serve as a model or example for a later version of something
– Though Marie didn’t care for all the birthday presents she received at the party, she sent a pro forma thank you note to all the guests.
– I sent a pro forma invoice before the completion of the project, prior to sending a more complete and detailed invoice.
– It is usually a bad sign when a company sends you an impersonal, pro forma letter after an interview.
perfunctory, formal, conventional