In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(responsible)reponsableto be liable for sth — ser responsable de algo
- to hold sb liable — considerar a algn responsable
- The trial judge held the defendants liable for failing to close down that part of the factory.
- A court could find him liable for the very acts involved in the criminal charges.
- The judge then considered the possibility of the defendants being vicariously liable for negligence of their social workers.
- The owner was held vicariously liable for the negligence of the driver.
- With respect to the windows, the doctor conceded that the plaintiffs were not holding the defendant company liable for the design of the windows.
- A lower court held the defendants liable for damages.
- A corporation is vicariously liable for strict liability offences to exactly the same extent as a natural person.
- However, the defendant is liable for the republication or for the damage caused by it.
- The employers were not vicariously liable for his negligence.
- Might the host ever be legally liable for that injury?
- Supervisors can be civilly and criminally liable in instances that result in substantial injury or death.
- The general rule in tort is that an employer is not liable for the acts of an independent contractor.
- Neither you nor any other person is liable for the payments on the cards.
- Where the plaintiff could reasonably avoid losses, the defendant is not liable for those losses.
- As a general principle, people are not legally liable for failing to act, so that a distinction should be drawn between causing death and failing to keep the patient alive.
- If the covenant has the meaning suggested by the lessees, the lessors are liable for breach of the implied covenant.
- If an infringement occurs, everyone in the chain of sale is separately and jointly liable.
- Both defendants are joint and severally liable for the plaintiff's loss.
- The valuer is not liable unless he is negligent.
- In tort, one is not liable for every injury caused by one's negligence.
1.2(subject)to be liable for/to sth
- you're not liable for military service — estás exento de / no te corresponde prestar servicio militar
- any income is liable for tax — cualquier ingreso es gravable / está sujeto a impuestos
- liable to alteration without notice — sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso
- you will be liable to a 15% surcharge — le pueden hacer un recargo del 15%
- Failure to comply with any of those provisions will render building workers liable to imprisonment.
- Is she liable to repay his debts, as the demands are being sent to her home?
- The law is that if people commit serious criminal offences and they're non-citizens, they're liable to deportation.
- He indicated councillors could be personally liable to pay back any loan themselves if they ignored legal advice.
- Can we elect to have the whole of the income assessed to tax on my wife, who is only liable to basic rate tax?
- Unlicensed fireworks displays, even on private property, are illegal and may render the participants liable to prosecution.
2.1to be liable to + inf
- I'm liable to forget — puede / es probable que me olvide
- the earlier model was liable to overheat — el modelo anterior tenía tendencia a recalentarse
2.2(susceptible)to be liable to sth — ser propenso a algo
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