Definition Of liable
likely to do or to be something.
patients were liable to faint if they stood up too suddenly
responsible by law; legally answerable.
the supplier of goods or services can become liable for breach of contract in a variety of ways
Example Of liable
A corporation is vicariously liable for strict liability offences to exactly the same extent as a natural person.
A court could find him liable for the very acts involved in the criminal charges.
A lower court held the defendants liable for damages.
As a general principle, people are not legally liable for failing to act, so that a distinction should be drawn between causing death and failing to keep the patient alive.
Basic cable service is liable to cost hundreds of dollars per year.