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liability

noun [C/U]  us   /ˌlɑɪ·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
the responsibility of a person, business, or organization to pay or give up something of value: [U] He denies any liability in the accident. [C usually pl] The business has liabilities of $5 million. A liability is also anything that hurts your chances of success or that causes difficulties: [C] Not having our own delivery trucks is a liability in our business.
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