follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

liability

[lahy-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌlaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural liabilities.
1.
liabilities.
  1. moneys owed; debts or pecuniary obligations (opposed to assets).
  2. Accounting. liabilities as detailed on a balance sheet, especially in relation to assets and capital.
2.
something disadvantageous:
His lack of education is his biggest liability.
3.
Also, liableness. the state or quality of being liable:
liability to disease.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; li(able) + -ability
Related forms
nonliability, noun, plural nonliabilities.
preliability, noun, plural preliabilities.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for non liability

liability

/ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state of being liable
2.
a financial obligation
3.
a hindrance or disadvantage
4.
likelihood or probability
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for non liability

liability

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
non liability in Culture

liability definition


An obligation or debt.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for liability

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for non

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends