French translation of 'liable'
- (= likely)
to be liable to do sth
être susceptible de faire qch
⇒ The houses are liable to collapse.
Les maisons sont susceptibles de s'effondrer.
⇒ He's liable to hit me if I tell him that.
Il serait capable de me frapper si je lui dis ça.
- (= subject)
to be liable to sth [prosecution, imprisonment]
être passible de qchto be liable to a fine
être passible d'une amendeto be liable for tax or to be liable to tax [person]
- (= legally responsible)
responsableto be liable for sth [damages, debt]
être responsable de qchto be held liable for sth
être tenu(e) responsable de qch
Example Sentences Including 'liable'
She fell back on what she was always liable to say in such situations.Thy Brother Death
But I do reiterate, anyone caught acting in breach of a prohibition order is liable to two years ' imprisonment.TEN STEPS TO HAPPINESS (2003)
It wasn't enough for him we were liable to be on American television, seen by thousands of people.MR STARLIGHT (2004)
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Translation of liable from the Collins English to French Dictionary