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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·swer·able /ˈæn(t)srəbəl, ˈæn(t)sə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·swer·a·ble a.
 1. Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages.
    Will any man argue that . . . he can not be justly punished, but is answerable only to God?   --Swift.
 2. Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.
    The argument, though subtle, is yet answerable.   --Johnson.
 3. Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable.
    What wit and policy of man is answerable to their discreet and orderly course?   --Holland.
    This revelation . . . was answerable to that of the apostle to the Thessalonians.   --Milton.
 4. Proportionate; commensurate; suitable; as, an achievement answerable to the preparation for it.
 5. Equal; equivalent; adequate. [Archaic]
    Had the valor of his soldiers been answerable, he had reached that year, as was thought, the utmost bounds of Britain.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: possible to answer
      2: morally or legally  responsible to a higher authority;
         "parents are answerable for their child's acts"