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Spanish translation of “liable”

liable

adjective /ˈlaiəbl/
(with to) tending to have, get, suffer from etc
propenso
This road is liable to flooding He is liable to bouts of depression.
possibly or probably about (to do something or to happen)
que puede…
Watch the milk – it’s liable to boil over.
legally responsible (for)
responsable
The airline is liable to you for any damage to your luggage.
likely to get (a fine, a punishment)
expuesto, sujeto
Do not litter! Offenders are liable to fines of up to $100.
liability noun (plural liabilities)
responsabilidad
financial liabilities.
(Definition of liable from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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