- A legally enforceable obligation.
- More generally, a debt or other
legal obligation to pay an assessed amount (for example, taxes).
joint and several liability
Liability that is jointly payable by multiple
parties, but that may (or must, depending on jurisdiction) be paid in full by
one or more of them if the others are not to be found or are incapable of
paying their share.
Liability that is jointly payable by multiple parties, of
which none may be required to pay more than his or her share.
Liability for which one is directly responsible, without the
claimant being obligated to resort to any other source for payment.
Liability that one is not obligated to pay unless the party
with primary liability fails to make payment.
In tort law, a financial responsibility to compensate a harm
in the absence of any negligence; an absolute responsibility to ensure the safe
functioning of a dangerous instrumentality.
The liability of an employer or supervisor for the acts of an
employee, based on the employer-employee or supervisory relationship. See respondeat superior.