answer (n.) Old form(s): answere
accountability, responsibility, liability, penalty
H5 II.ii.143[King Henry to all, of the traitors] Arrest them to the answer of the law
JC I.iii.114[Cassius to Casca] I know / My answer must be made
MM II.iv.73.1[Isabella to Angelo, of having her plea granted] If that be sin, I'll ... have it added to the faults of mine / And nothing of your answer
Tim V.iv.63.1[Alcibiades to Senators, of soldiers who offend] [they] shall be remanded to your public laws / At heaviest answer
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