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Adjective

liable (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

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liable

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  1. Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
      The passion for philosophy, like that for religion, seems liable to this inconvenience
  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.

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