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What does "Liable" mean?


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

Synonyms apt, responsible, nonresistant, nonimmune, unresistant

Example: "Men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service"

Word Family liabilities, liability