Definition of liable
liable (comparative more liable, superlative most liable)
- 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
- 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.
- Alphagram: abeill
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