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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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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