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American English: /ˈlaɪ(ə)b(ə)l/
British English: /ˈlʌɪəb(ə)l/

Translation of liable in Spanish:

adjective predicative

  • 1 1.1 (responsible)
    to be liable for something
    ser responsable de algo
    responder de algo
    to hold somebody liable
    responsabilizar a alguien
    considerar a alguien responsable
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (subject)to be liable for/to somethingyou're not liable for military service
    estás exento de or no te corresponde prestar servicio militar
    any income is liable for tax
    cualquier ingreso es gravable or está sujeto a impuestos
    liable to alteration without notice
    sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso
    you will be liable to a 15% surcharge
    le pueden hacer un recargo del 15%
    Example sentences
    • 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 2.1to be liable to + infinitiveI'm liable to forget
    puede or es probable que me olvide
    the earlier model was liable to overheat
    el modelo anterior tenía tendencia a recalentarse
    2.2 (susceptible)to be liable to something
    ser propenso a algo
    tener propensión a algo
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