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.
answerable, endangered, unresistant, subject, inclined, red ink, indebted, credible, susceptive, overdrawn, accountable, disposed, amenable, debtor, criminally, exposed, forensic, law, given, conceivable, sensitive, effective, antitrust, debt-ridden, back, civil, criminal, reasonable, extrajudicial, nonimmune, nonexempt, enabling, insolvent, delinquent, extraterritorial, conjectural, common law, bailiff, nonresistant
probable (part of speech: adjective)
susceptible (part of speech: adjective)
- I have grown careless; I know I am liable to be taken in- I was so once- and therefore I avoid 'Companies' upon principle- especially when they promise thirty per cent. - "What Will He Do With It, Book 7.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- And you're liable to come down on houses or anything. - "Careers of Danger and Daring", Cleveland Moffett.
- Mrs. Homer and Marie greeted her warmly, and Beatrice and Kit were not much surprised to see her, because she was liable to come any day. - "Patty's Suitors", Carolyn Wells.