meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a [ mèggəlō máynee ə, mèggələ máynee ə ]
noun 
 
Definition:
 
1. greed for power: an excessive enjoyment in having power over other people and a craving for more of it
2. psychiatric disorder with delusions of power: a psychiatric disorder in which the patient experiences delusions of great power and importance
 
meg·a·lo·ma·ni·ac noun, adjective
meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a·cal [ mèggəlō mə n ək’l ] adjective
meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a·cal·ly [ mèggə lō mə n əkəlee ] adverb

I LOVE LEARNING NEW WORDS! I CHALLENGE YOU TO LEAVE ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE WORDS! LET ME LOOK UP THE DEFINITION! 

THE EYE IS ON THE SPARROW AND I AM WATCHING YOU

WORD FOR DEC 13, 2010

Accountability is a concept in ethics and governance with several meanings. It is often used synonymously with such concepts as responsibility,[1] answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and other terms associated with the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private (corporate) worlds. In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences.

As a term related to governance, accountability has been difficult to define.[2][3] It is frequently described as an account-giving relationship between individuals, e.g. “A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A’s (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct”.[4], Accountability can not exist without proper accounting practices, in other words absence of accounting means absence of accountability.