What does the word liable mean?

Usage examples for liable

  1. He probably knows, as I know, that any letter addressed to me is liable to be opened. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. " The false shadow that I might paint," said the artist, " would be liable to be lost on the slightest movement, particularly in a person who, from your account, cares so little about his shadow. – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  3. I hope I aint going to be liable to it, that's all! – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit