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adj. responsible or obligated. Thus, a person or entity may be liable for damages due to negligence, liable to pay a debt, liable to perform an act for which he/she/it contracted to do, or liable to punishment for commission of a crime. Failure to meet the responsibility or obligation opens one up to a lawsuit, and committing a crime can lead to a criminal prosecution. (See: liability)
liableadjective accountable, amenable, answerable, bound in equity, bound in law, bound to, bound to reepond, chargeable, exposed to, exposed to penalty, in danner, justly responsible, legally bound, legally responsible, obligated, obliged, obliged in law, responsible, subject to, susceptible, under legal obligation, under obliiation, vulnerable
Associated concepts: jointly liable, liable for debts, liable in tort, liable to forfeiture, liable to penalty, liable to prosecuuion, liable to punishment, party liable, personally liable, secondarily liable
See also: accountable, at fault, blameful, blameworthy, bound, inclined, possible, probable, prone, responsible, subject, susceptible