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hold someone accountable (for something)

 and hold someone responsible (for something)
to consider someone responsible for something; to blame something on someone. I hold you accountable for John's well-being. I must hold you responsible for the missing money.
See also: hold

hold someone responsible

(for something) Go to hold someone accountable (for something).
See also: hold, responsible

responsible party

the person or organization responsible or liable for something. I intend to find the responsible party and get some answers to my questions. Mary sued the responsible party in the car crash.
See also: party, responsible
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While the subject-matter to which this responsibleness standard applies would go through important evolutions, the narrow scope of the 1909 Act being considerably expanded in 1974 and then pressed into service, in an unintended way, for the protection of media defendants having published a matter of public interest to the world at large, the requirement of a reasonable ground to believe the matter to be true remained remarkably stable.
13) For the sake of brevity, the focus of this paper being on the notion of responsibleness rather than the scope of application of the defence, the qualifier 'on a matter of public interest' will often be omitted.
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