Definition of liable in English:
- Might the host ever be legally liable for that injury?
- As a general principle, people are not legally liable for failing to act, so that a distinction should be drawn between causing death and failing to keep the patient alive.
- A corporation is vicariously liable for strict liability offences to exactly the same extent as a natural person.
- Basic cable service is liable to cost hundreds of dollars per year.
- This area is now open ground liable to be overtaken by weeds and wattles.
- Some are clearly panicked by the experience and liable to rush their ascent.
rely from Middle English:
The word rely is from Old French relier ‘bind together’, from Latin ligare ‘bind’. The original sense was ‘gather together’, later ‘turn to, associate with’, which then led to ‘depend upon with confidence’. The same Latin root gives us liable [ 1642] originally meaning ‘bound by law’, ligament (late 16th century), and ligature (Middle English), both originally used for anything that ties.
Words that rhyme with liabledyeable, flyable, friable, pliable, triable, viable
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.