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.

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