liable vs libel :

liable or libel

If you are likely to do something you are liable to do it; and if a debt can legitimately be charged to you, you are liable for it. A person who defames you with a false accusation libels you. There is no such word as “lible.”

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Definitions

  • s  at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
    she is liable to forget
  • s  subject to legal action
    liable to criminal charges
  • s  (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    liable to diabetes
  • s  held legally responsible
    men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service

  • n  a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
  • n  the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
  • v  print slanderous statements against
    The newspaper was accused of libeling him
News & Articles


  • Gippert, residents answer libel suit
    Three defendants in the libel suit filed by Forest Park Mayor David Lockhart have filed an answer to the complaint in Clayton County State Court, denying all the allegations.
    June 21, 2013 - Clayton News Daily
  • Man seeks to get Jesse Ventura libel suit deposition made public
    MINNEAPOLIS, June 20 (UPI) -- An environmental activist was granted a hearing on his request to intervene in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's libel suit against a deceased Navy SEAL.
    June 20, 2013 - UPI
  • Report: newspapers want McNair vs. NCAA case unsealed
    Two years ago, former USC assistant Todd McNair sued the NCAA for libel, slander, breach of contract and negligence in the Reggie Bush case. The suit also alleged that NCAA officials “arbitrarily and capriciously decided to ruin his career to further their own agenda.” According to USCFootball.com, two newspapers — the New York Times and…
    June 19, 2013 - NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk