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liable

Definition of liable

Pronunciation

Adjective

liable (comparative more liable, superlative most liable)

  1. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal.

    * 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. 34.
    The passion for philosophy, like that for religion, seems liable to this inconvenience

  2. Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; -- with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident.

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: abeill
  • alible
  • Biella
  • labile

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