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Liable vs. Reliable

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Liableadjective

bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable.

‘The surety is liable for the debt of his principal.’;

Reliableadjective

Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy

Liableadjective

subject; susceptible.

‘This crime is liable to imprisonment for life.’; ‘A man liable to heart disease.’;

Reliableadjective

Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't

Liableadjective

exposed to a certain contingency or causality, more or less probable.

Reliablenoun

Something or someone reliable or dependable

‘the old reliables’;

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Liableadjective

likely.

‘Someone is liable to slip on your icy sidewalk.’;

Reliableadjective

Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy.

‘The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object.’; ‘According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable, being peopled in those agitated times by "unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs."’;

Liableadjective

Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal.

Reliableadjective

worthy of reliance or trust;

‘a reliable source of information’; ‘a dependable worker’;

Liableadjective

Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; - with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident.

‘Proudly secure, yet liable to fall.’; ‘All human things are subject to decay.’;

Reliableadjective

conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief;

‘an authentic account by an eyewitness’; ‘reliable information’;

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Liableadjective

at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant;

‘he is apt to lose’; ‘she is liable to forget’;

Reliableadjective

worthy of being depended on;

‘a dependable worker’; ‘an honest working stiff’; ‘a reliable source of information’; ‘he was true to his word’; ‘I would be true for there are those who trust me’;

Liableadjective

subject to legal action;

‘liable to criminal charges’;

Liableadjective

(often followed by `to') likely to be affected with;

‘liable to diabetes’;

Liableadjective

held legally responsible;

‘men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service’;

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