Associations to the word «Liable»


LIABLE, adjective. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable.
LIABLE, adjective. Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable.
LIABLE, adjective. (as predicate) (with "to" and an infinitive) Likely.

Dictionary definition

LIABLE, adjective. At risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget".
LIABLE, adjective. Subject to legal action; "liable to criminal charges".
LIABLE, adjective. (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with; "liable to diabetes".
LIABLE, adjective. Held legally responsible; "men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service".

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