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Definitions of liable

  1. at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. held legally responsible; "men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. subject to legal action; "liable to criminal charges" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with; "liable to diabetes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Legally responsible. For example, a person may be liable for a debt, liable for an accident due to careless behavior, liable for failing do something required by a contract or liable for the commission of a crime. Someone who is found liable for an act or ommission must usually pay damages or, if the act was a criminal one, face punishment. See also liability.
  7. Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; - with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Exposed to damage, danger, expense, etc.; as, liable to misfortune; answerable; responsible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Endurable; fit or agreeable to live in or with. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Able to be bound or obliged: responsible: tending: subject: exposed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Liability. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Responsible; subject; exposed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Responsible; answerable; exposed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Bound; obliged in law or equity; responsible; subject; obnoxious; exposed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Responsible; obliged in law or equity; accountable; exposed; subject, as, liable to fall. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. 1. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; chargeable; answerable; compellable to make satisfaction, compensation, or restitution. 2. Exposed or subject to a given contingency, risk, or casualty, which is more or less probable. thelawdictionary.org
  17. Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; -- with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident. mso.anu.edu.au
  18. Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident. dictgcide_fs
  19. l[=i]'a-bl, adj. able to be bound or obliged: responsible: tending to: subject: (Shak.) exposed: suitable.--ns. LIABIL'ITY, state of being liable: that for which one is liable, an obligation, debt, &c.; L[=I]'ABLENESS, state of being liable.--EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT, an enactment (1880) making employers answerable to their servants for the negligence of those to whom they have delegated their authority; LIMITED LIABILITY, a principle of modern statute law which attempts to limit the responsibilities of shareholders in a partnership, joint-stock company, &c., by the extent of their personal interest therein. [Fr. lier--L. lig[=a]re, to bind.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Legally bound, answerable for, subject or amenable to tax or penalty, under obligation to do; exposed or open to, apt to do or suffer, something undesirable (difficulties are l. to occur). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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