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- Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable.
- The surety is liable for the debt of his principal.
- Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable.
- (as predicate, with "to" and an infinitive) Likely.
- Someone is liable to slip on your icy sidewalk.
exposed to a certain contingency