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Liable meaning

liable - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Liability.
  5. 5. Responsible; subject; exposed.

liable - examples of usage

  1. Williamson never became liable for anything but the balance in his hands. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 6811. Is not each man of the boat's crew liable for his share of the lines? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 5645. But he would be liable for the lines in that case? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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