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

Wiktionary

  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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say liability in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Matthew Pawa:

    The liability would go back as far as the intentionality goes.

  2. Martin Daum:

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

  3. Richard Byrd:

    A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.

  4. Phil Dinsmoor:

    We're doing everything we can to reduce our liability to a minimum.

  5. David Gray:

    There's nothing that even hits of any criminal liability on his part.

Images & Illustrations of liability

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