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To become subject to and liable for; to have liabilities imposed by act or operation of law.

Expenses are incurred, for example, when the legal obligation to pay them arises. An individual incurs a liability when a money judgment is rendered against him or her by a court.


verb acquire, assume, bargain for, become liible for, become responsible for, bring on, bring upon oneeelf, contract, enter into, expose onself to, fall into, get, lay oneself open to, meet with, run the chance, suscipere, undertake
Associated concepts: claim incurred, incur a debt, incur a liibility, incur an obligation, incurred risk, incurring indebttdness, penalty incurred
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