Definition of 'liable'
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The business may be liable for such disclosures. Computing (2010)Those outside Impress would be liable to pay whether they won or lost. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our concern is that we may be held liable by letting him miss them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The claimants had been deprived of an argument that they were not liable to pay the tax. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The women claimed his taxi was used against them and the insurers were liable. The Sun (2012)You will be liable for any tax due on investment income or profit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This means that they could receive an amount liable for inheritance tax. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Airlines are not liable for lost hand luggage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That makes you both personally liable if you do not ensure the property is maintained. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Who is legally liable for my wasted costs? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Joint borrowers are jointly liable for the debt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)On a preliminary issue the judge found that the defendants were liable to pay all arrears claimed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You are not liable for council tax. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Nor will they be personally liable for any deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Also be aware that debtors are not liable to pay debts continuing beyond six years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Higher compensation is likely if the airline is held liable and will vary according to whether passengers had dependants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Anything over the threshold is liable to 40% tax. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Can a church be liable on the basis of negligent selection if it failed to conduct a criminal records check on the offender? Christianity Today (2000)Your son certainly deserves a dad, who will be legally liable to support him. The Sun (2008)They say they asked for proof as your previous insurer is liable to meet any third party claims until your car is covered under another policy. The Sun (2012)Given the money in the game, a player who changed club or renewed deals a few times could easily be liable for huge amounts. The Sun (2014)In the meantime, protect yourself by making payments with a credit card as then the card company is jointly liable if something goes wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Gains made on sale are liable to 18% capital-gains tax. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: liable ADJECTIVE
likely When something is liable to happen, it is very likely to happen.
He is liable to change his mind quite rapidly.
British English: liable ADJECTIVE
susceptible If people or things are liable to something unpleasant, they are likely to experience it or do it.
She will grow into a woman particularly liable to depression.
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