Definition of liable
- All his property is liable to pay his debts.
- liable to a fine
- watch out or you're liable to fall
If someone gets hurt on your property, you could be liable.
because of his frail constitution, he's liable to diseases
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synonyms see in addition responsible
: legally responsible for something
: likely to be affected or harmed by something
: likely to do something
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