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as in:  is legally liable

She was drunk and liable for the death of the other driver.
  held legally responsible
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liable liability
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  • She was drunk and liable for the death of the other driver.
  • They jury concluded that Starbucks is not liable for burns their customer received when coffee spilled into her lap.
  • if anyone bothers you tell them ’tis government orders and they’re not to interfere in government business and if they lay a finger on you they’re liable to arrest, imprisonment and a large fine
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • You have heard that the ancients were told, ’"YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER" and "Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court."
    Matthew 5:21 (NASB)

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  • He is liable for direct damage both to your chimneys and any collateral damage caused by fall of bricks into garden, etc.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Actions and Reactions
  • men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service
  • When driving about, he felt that he was held liable by the police for anything that might occur in the streets, and was the common prey of all energetic officials.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
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Associated words [difficulty]:   liable [3] , liabilities [6] , liabilities [6] , liability [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Personal Finance, Law, Business, Public Policy & Politics, Medicine
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