What does liability mean?

Definitions for liability
ˌlaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ tili·a·bil·i·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word liability.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liability(noun)

    the state of being legally obliged and responsible

  2. indebtedness, liability, financial obligation(noun)

    an obligation to pay money to another party

  3. liability(noun)

    the quality of being something that holds you back


  1. liability(Noun)

    the condition of being liable

  2. liability(Noun)

    an obligation, debt or responsibility owed to someone.

  3. liability(Noun)

    a handicap that holds one back

  4. liability(Noun)

    the likelihood of something happening

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liability(noun)

    the state of being liable; as, the liability of an insurer; liability to accidents; liability to the law

  2. Liability(noun)

    that which one is under obligation to pay, or for which one is liable

  3. Liability(noun)

    the sum of one's pecuniary obligations; -- opposed to assets

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'liability' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2563

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'liability' in Nouns Frequency: #948

How to pronounce liability?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liability in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of liability in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I want to put them on notice because they should have a liability, personally, I think if Obama were doing as well as me, he would've had Secret Service [earlier]. I have by far the biggest crowds.

  2. Carrie Goldberg:

    The operators of Celeb Jihad have attempted to skirt legal liability by masking their identity, one way to find out who runs a website is to look up the ICANN registration, which is public. CelebJihad.com hired a proxy service to register their domain. We often have cases like this and it’s one of my true pleasures in life to unmask the identities of web sites and then sue the crap out of them.

  3. Martin Daum:

    Before mass production, the liability issue has to be addressed.

  4. Stephen Moore:

    If I become a liability to any of Democratic Senators, I would withdraw, i don't think it's going to come to that. I think most fair-minded people think this has been kind of a sleaze campaign against me.

  5. Steve Vladeck:

    Once again, The Supreme Court has thrown out federal criminal convictions of public officials who, by their own admission, abused their power for corrupt and illegitimate purposes, the harder question is whether Congress will respond to rulings like this one by expanding the scope of these laws, or whether we're going to end up with a world in which criminal liability for such nefarious conduct depends upon the color of one's collar.

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