liable


liable

adjective

Definition of LIABLE

1
being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm <because of his frail constitution, he's liable to diseases>
Phrases at risk, in deep water, in jeopardy
2
being the one who must meet an obligation or suffer the consequences for failing to do so <the owner of a pet is liable for any damage that that pet might do>
Near Antonyms exempt, immune

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