liable definition

  • adjective:
    • Legally obligated; accountable: liable for military service. See Synonyms at accountable.
    • prone to or at the mercy of experiencing or struggling some thing unpleasant. Combined with to: prone to criminal costs; prone to diabetic issues.
    • Likely. Often used with mention of the an unfavorable result: In a depression banks tend to be liable to fail.
    • Bound or obliged in-law or equity; accountable; answerable.
    • Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, just about probable.
    • Likely.
    • Bound or obliged in law or equity; accountable; answerable.
    • subjected to a specific contingency or casualty, just about possible; -- with to and an infinitive or noun
    • held legally accountable
    • subject to appropriate action
    • (often followed closely by `to') probably be impacted with
    • susceptible to or at the mercy of experiencing anything generally unpleasant
  • others:
    • Bound in-law or equity; accountable; answerable: as, the surety is likely for financial obligation of their key.
    • Having an aptitude or tendency; topic; revealed, regarding the performing or happening of something wicked, damaging, or erroneous: because, we are constantly liable to accidents; your programs tend to be prone to conquer.
    • Subordinate; topic.
    • Fit; appropriate.
    • Synonyms Incident, Subject, probably, etc. (see event); Apt, likely, etc. (identify apt).

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