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English definition of “liability”

liability

noun [S] (RISK)    /ˌlaɪ.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/
C1 something or someone that causes you a lot of trouble , often when that thing or person should be helping you: After a certain age , a car's just a liability. Sue always manages to upset somebody when we go out - she's a real liability.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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