legally responsible

See: liable
References in classic literature ?
If not, it's not only that you must put up your shutters, but I am afraid that this missing money could hardly be included as an ordinary debt, and of course you are legally responsible for it just as much as I am.
had launched into imprudent and ill-judged speculations, and may not have had the money, for which he was morally and legally responsible, in hand; going on with pretended borrowings of money at enormous interest, really coming from - HEEP - and by - HEEP - fraudulently obtained or withheld from Mr.
It's vital allotment holders ensure that they keep their plots free of gas cylinders and other inflammable materials ( they should remember that they are legally responsible for the contents of their plot.
Health Secretary John Reid has held talks to close a loophole that means nobody is legally responsible for deaths from the hospital superbug.
The saga began in 1990 when the Wallbanks, who have seven children, found out they were legally responsible for the upkeep of the church.
West Kent NHS Trust are legally responsible for his treatment.
She reminded business people they were legally responsible for the actions of contractors working on their behalf.
ICL was legally responsible for carrying out its own safety checks on all the ovens.
Tory MSP Lyndsay McIntosh wanted relatives made legally responsible for their actions.