Definitions of liable

  1. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. Liability. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. held legally responsible; "men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. subject to legal action; "liable to criminal charges" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with; "liable to diabetes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  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. Able to be bound or obliged: responsible: tending: subject: exposed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Responsible; subject; exposed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Responsible; answerable; exposed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Bound; obliged in law or equity; responsible; subject; obnoxious; exposed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. 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.

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Usage examples for liable

  1. If a Bhil can persuade a girl to cross the river there with him he may claim her as his wife; but if they are caught before getting across he is liable to be punished by the bride's father. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. She could easily have got it on credit; only she could not be without money in the house, on account of the thousand little expenses that one is liable to forget. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola