Definition of 'liability'
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We are talking about proper cash liabilities now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is understood the club did not accept liability. The Sun (2016)Another advantage of trading through a company is limited liability status. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The defendants did not admit liability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The chances are that liability has now grown to 16 billion or so. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The hospital admitted liability after it was found that the ward's patient list lacked surnames. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He received damages and an apology from Scotland Yard but the force did not admit liability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The manufacturers of the drug were understandably keen to minimise their financial liability. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The denomination turns the lawsuit over to its liability insurance company. Christianity Today (2000)The promoter accepts no liability for lost or stolen vouchers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The two companies have settled their dispute with neither admitting liability. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This new flexibility in liability management meant that banks could take a different approach to bank management. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)No committee or individual is responsible for any financial liabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Shareholders of a limited liability company enjoy an asymmetric exposure to its performance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Organisations are usually unprepared to accept liability and very often try to fob the blame off. The Sun (2015)The trust paid out without admitting liability. The Sun (2007)They may seem a big prize when arrested but can become troublesome liabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is terrible that bankruptcy protects culprits from financial liability. The Sun (2008)The interlocking assets and liabilities mean that each of the three major banking jurisdictions may have to take action. The Global Marketplace (1993)And he is saddened that the man he helped to become leader is now considered a liability by many in his country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Public funding has been withdrawn from personal injury claims, including product liability group claims. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This measure of debt includes both current liabilities and long-term obligations. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Her employer denied liability, claiming there were no defects in the curtains. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Everyone involved in the plot to kill the President is now a liability. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But he used a limited liability company to buy the Woodstock pad. The Sun (2016)It would be dangerous to try and suggest a universally applicable formula given the many statutory and other liabilities and obligations which could exist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The barmy cases were on a list of thousands of public liability claims which cost local government 250million a year. The Sun (2006)More competition between companies, more individual liability and less political cronyism may be better routes to keeping bankers and businesses honest. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The patients' passport was a political liability in part because virtually no one who may have benefited from the plan understood it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'liability'
British English: liability NOUN
If you say that someone or something is a liability, you mean that they cause a lot of problems or embarrassment.
As the president's prestige continues to fall, they're beginning to consider him a liability.
Definition of liability from the Collins English Dictionary
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