Translation of liability in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˌlaɪəˈbɪləti/

n (plural -ties)

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (responsibility) responsabilidad (feminine) to deny/admit liability for sth negar*/admitir ser responsable de algo (before noun/delante del nombre) liability insurance seguro (masculine) contra terceros
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    • For the other sectors, balance sheet data are limited to financial assets and liabilities.
    • We want to retire with the largest possible pot of assets and the least amount of liabilities.
    • This will include taking into account accrued liabilities and assets.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (eligibility) tax liability pasivo (masculine) exigible en concepto de impuestosliability for sth his liability for military service su obligación de prestar servicio militar 1.3 (proneness) liability to sth/to + infinitive/infinitivo propensión (feminine)a algo/+ infinitive/infinitivo
  • 2
    (liabilities plural)
    (debt) [Finance/Finanzas] pasivo (masculine) current liabilities pasivo circulante fixed o long-term liabilities deudas (feminine plural) a largo plazo we are unable to meet our liabilities no podemos hacer frente a nuestras obligaciones
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    • She gave birth to a healthy child, and the respondents accepted liability for negligence.
    • The distinction between liability for acts and liability for omissions is well known.
    • There is no legal prohibition denying the Community the right to accept liability for private acts of its servants.
  • 3 (drawback, disadvantage) handicap (masculine) she's a positive liability for the team es un verdadero lastre or handicap para el equipo the car turned out to be a liability el coche terminó dándonos más problemas que otra cosa
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    • One could expect that Junior's presence will become a liability once he spells out his plan.
    • When wildlife is perceived to be a danger and a liability, it compromises the very basis of conservation.
    • Girls would not be seen as a burden or a liability if they were guaranteed an equal right to inheritance and property.

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