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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIABILITIES

If arrested, they can have no claim to exemption from the liabilities of criminals.

Its liabilities were small, it was merely in want of ready-money.

The most intangible of assets and the most unescapable of liabilities.

The liabilities thus frankly stated, let us turn to the assets.

How was he to pay up the liabilities of his bank shares from his dwindling practice?

He is an honourable man, and will not seek to evade his liabilities.

He declared that a newspaper's enemies were its assets, and the newspaper's liabilities its friends.

In allusion to the contraction of debt and other liabilities.

She had already carried out her project of clearing him of his liabilities.

Ter meet his liabilities he sold out a quantity of his stock.

WORD ORIGIN

1790, originally a term in law; "condition of being legally liable;" see liable + -ity. General sense is from 1809; meaning "thing for which one is liable" is first attested 1842. Related: Liabilities.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.