from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being liable.
- n. Something for which one is liable; an obligation, responsibility, or debt.
- n. The financial obligations entered in the balance sheet of a business enterprise.
- n. Something that holds one back; a handicap.
- n. Likelihood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the condition of being liable
- n. an obligation, debt or responsibility owed to someone.
- n. a handicap that holds one back
- n. the likelihood of something happening
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being liable
- n. That which one is under obligation to pay, or for which one is liable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being liable through obligation orduty; fixed or contingent responsibility; exposure to that which is or may be required: as, the liability of a principal for his agent's acts.
- n. The state of being liable incidentally or by chance; exposure to that which is possible or probable; tendency; susceptibility: as, liability to accident or contagion; a physician's liability to broken rest.
- n. That for which one is liable; that to which one is bound or exposed; a fixed or contingent obligation: as, to incur or assume a heavy liability (as for the payment of a debt or the performance of a service); the assets and liabilities of a bank.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being something that holds you back
- n. the state of being legally obliged and responsible
- n. an obligation to pay money to another party
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