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Definition of liable:

  1. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal.
  2. Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; - with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident.


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