1 [U] ~(for sth) state of being liable （对某事物）有责任或义务
*liability for military service 服兵役的义务
* Don't admit liability for the accident. 不要承认对事故有责任.
2 [C] (infml 口) handicap 妨碍; 不利
*Because of his injury Jones was just a liability to the team. 琼斯负了伤, 成为全队的累赘. Cf 参看 asset.
3 liabilities [pl] debts; financial obligations 债; 债务.
legal responsibility for something, especially for paying money that is owed, or for damage or injuryliability for Tenants have legal liability for any damage they cause.liability to your liability to capital gains taxliability to do sth The court ruled there was no liability to pay any refund.liabilities [plural]technical
the amount of debt that must be paid
≠ assets [singular]
someone or something that is likely to cause problems for someone A kid like Tom would be a liability in any classroom.liability to The outspoken minister has become a liability to the government.liability to sthlaw
the amount that something is likely to be affected by a particular kind of problem, illness etc
1. People have liability to pay taxes. 人民有纳税的义务。