Translation of "liability" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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liabilitynoun

uk /ˌlaɪ.əˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /ˌlaɪ.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

liability noun (RESPONSIBILITY)

C1 [ U ] the fact that someone is legally responsible for something

(法律上对某事物的)责任,义务
He denies any liability for the damage caused. 他对造成的损失拒绝承担任何责任。
liabilities [ plural ] specialized

debts

债务,负债
The business has liabilities of 2 million euros. 该公司负债达200万英镑。
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  • Our warranty clearly states the limits of our liability.
  • She assumed liability for the accident.
  • He denies any liability for maintaining the machinery.
  • Who has liability for health and safety round here?
  • She must accept liability for the damage.

liability noun (RISK)

C1 [ S ] something or someone that causes you a lot of trouble, often when that thing or person should be helping you

麻烦,累赘
After a certain age, a car's just a liability. 汽车在使用了一定年限后就会变成一个累赘。
Sue always manages to upset somebody when we go out - she's a real liability. 我们出去玩时休总是让人扫兴——她真是个累赘。

(Translation of “liability” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)