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liable

Saltos de línea: li¦able
Pronunciación: /ˈlʌɪəb(ə)l
 
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Definición de liable en inglés:

adjetivo

[predicative]
1Responsible by law; legally answerable: the credit-card company is liable for any breach of contract
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
1.1 (liable to) Subject by law to: non-resident trustees are liable to the basic rate of tax
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Can we elect to have the whole of the income assessed to tax on my wife, who is only liable to basic rate tax?
  • Unlicensed fireworks displays, even on private property, are illegal and may render the participants liable to prosecution.
  • Failure to comply with any of those provisions will render building workers liable to imprisonment.
2 [with infinitive] Likely to do or to be something: patients were liable to faint if they stood up too suddenly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
2.1 (liable to) Likely to experience (something undesirable): areas liable to flooding
Sinónimos
exposed, open, prone, subject, susceptible, vulnerable, in danger of, at risk of, at the mercy of

Origen

late Middle English: perhaps from Anglo-Norman French, from French lier 'to bind', from Latin ligare.

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  • 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 liable

dyeable, flyable, friable, pliable, triable, viable

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