- Legally responsible or answerable under law or fairness principles
- In a situation where one might bear responsibility or penalty
- Capable of being held to answer in a legal context
- The store owner may be liable for the customer's injury if it's proven that they didn't clear the ice from their sidewalk.
- If the contract is breached, the party responsible will be liable for damages.
- Since the car accident was her fault, she may be liable for the victim's medical expenses.