|Origin:||Perhaps from Old French lier 'to tie'|
li‧a‧ble [not before noun]
likely to do or say something or to behave in a particular way, especially because of a fault or natural tendency [= likely]:
The car is liable to overheat on long trips.
He was liable to just show up without warning.
legally responsible for the cost of something
people who are liable for income tax at a higher rate
likely to be affected by a particular kind of problem, illness etc [= prone]
You're more liable to injury when you don't get regular exercise.
likely to be legally punished or forced to do something by law
Anyone found trespassing is liable to a maximum fine of $100.