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liable (adj.)

mid-15c., "bound or obliged by law," probably from Anglo-French *liable, from Old French lier "to bind, tie up, fasten, tether; bind by obligation" (12c.), from Latin ligare "to bind, to tie" (from PIE root *leig- "to tie, bind"). With -able. Perhaps from an unattested word in Old French or Medieval Latin. General sense of "exposed to" (something undesirable) is from 1590s. Incorrect use for "likely" is attested by 1850.

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Definitions of liable from WordNet

liable (adj.)
subject to legal action;
liable to criminal charges
liable (adj.)
at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant;
she is liable to forget
Synonyms: apt
liable (adj.)
(often followed by `to') likely to be affected with;
liable to diabetes
Synonyms: nonimmune / nonresistant / unresistant
liable (adj.)
held legally responsible;
men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service
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