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liability

[līəbil′itē]
Etymology: L, ligare, to bind
1 something one is obligated to do or an obligation required to be fulfilled by law, usually financial in nature.
2 the amount of money required to fulfill a financial obligation.
Health insurance The potential for paying claims based on use of an insured service
Malpractice All character of obligation, amenability, and responsibility for an act before the law

liability

Malpractice All character of obligation, amenability, and responsibility for an act before the law. See Corporate liability, Current liability, Limits of liability, Malpractice Product liability, Professional liability, Strict liability.

liability

financial or legal responsibility.
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