legally responsible: You are liable for the damage caused by your action.
subject or susceptible: to be liable to heart disease.
likely or apt: He's liable to get angry.
- non·li·a·ble, adjective
- pre·li·a·ble, adjective
- un·li·a·ble, adjective
- liable , libel
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How to use liable in a sentence
Then, in July, Faber issued a second ruling that found Bluestone liable for the selenium violations.This Billionaire Governor’s Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators | by Ken Ward Jr. | September 17, 2020 | ProPublica
They don’t want to be liable if someone has an adverse reaction.‘An educational stance’: Publishers mull CBD’s alluring – and complex – commerce opportunities | Max Willens | September 17, 2020 | Digiday
It meant that a parent corporation like McDonald’s, one of the companies embroiled in litigation over the rule, could be held liable for a franchise owner’s wrongdoing, such as retaliating against workers for trying to unionize.“Cover Up”: House Democrats Subpoena Documents That NLRB Refused to Share in Ethics Investigation | by Ian MacDougall | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
If the employee did so, the agency would have terminated a full-time contract with the employee and worked on a contract basis instead leaving the employee liable for paying for their own healthcare and other benefits can .‘Necessary to attract talent’: How agencies are managing employees’ requests to move to different states | Kristina Monllos | August 26, 2020 | Digiday
Yesterday a California appeals court ruled Amazon is liable for products sold by third parties on its site.Amazon’s days of dodging liability for its marketplace could be numbered | Marc Bain | August 14, 2020 | Quartz
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And while eBay makes a direct profit from sales, it is generally not liable unless it had knowledge of a suspicious seller.
In fact, the suit tries to somehow find MLB liable for a still picture of Rector posted on a website called NotSportcenter.
When he says that,” Lefty Wilson, the trainer, said, “he's liable to get three goals.
This was the first time an oil refinery had been held criminally liable under the Act.
Births, marriages, and deaths were also made liable to duties by the same Act.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Another way of rendering a principal liable for the act of his agent is by ratifying it.
His principal surely would not be liable, though the conductor doubtless would be.
A principal is liable for the statements and representations of his agent that have been expressly authorized.
Distilled water may be used for dilution, but is more liable to cause error.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for liable
legally obliged or responsible; answerable
susceptible or exposed; subject
probable, likely, or capable: it's liable to happen soon
- liableness, noun
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