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English definition of “liable”

liable

adjective [after verb] (RESPONSIBLE)    /ˈlaɪ.ə.bl̩/ specialized
C1 having ( legal ) responsibility for something or someone: The law holds parents liable if a child does not attend school . If we lose the case we may be liable for (= have to pay ) the costs of the whole trial .Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of liable adjective (RESPONSIBLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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