liabilities


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li·a·bil·i·ty

 (lī′ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. li·a·bil·i·ties
1. The state of being liable.
2.
a. Something for which one is liable; an obligation, responsibility, or debt.
b. liabilities The financial obligations entered in the balance sheet of a business enterprise.
3. Something that holds one back; a handicap.
4. Likelihood.

liabilities

(ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪz)
pl n
(Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting business obligations incurred but not discharged and entered as claims on the assets shown on the balance sheet. Compare assets1

liabilities

Debts, including bank loans and money invested in the business by holders of bonds and shares.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liabilities - anything that is owed to someone else
possession - anything owned or possessed
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
tax liability - the amount of tax owed; calculated by applying the tax rate to the tax base
payables - money that you currently expect to pay on notes and accounts
deficit - an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period); "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"
debt - money or goods or services owed by one person to another
charge - financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"
accounts payable - a debtor's accounts of money he owes; normally arise from the purchase of products or services
Translations
passzíváktartozások

liabilities

[ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪz] npl (Comm) → debiti mpl; (on balance sheet) → passivo msg, passività f inv
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She knew every farmer for miles about: how much land he had under cultivation, how many cattle he was feeding, what his liabilities were.
to what dreadful liabilities was he continually subjected
I do not deny that he has kept me in the dark as to his resources and his liabilities both,' she went on, looking at the wall; 'but I never will desert Mr.
The Englishman entered, and found Morrel seated at a table, turning over the formidable columns of his ledger, which contained the list of his liabilities.
Halfacre's bonds, notes, mortgages, and other liabilities, making a sum total that amounted to the odd six hundred thousand dollars; this still left him, however, a handsome paper balance of two millions.
For aught I know you may have extravagant aristocratic habits: if you have, drop them; I tolerate nothing of the sort here, and I will never give you a shilling extra, whatever liabilities you may incur--mind that.
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That," said the Assistant Pocketer of Deposits, "is one of our liabilities.
In 1825 a general financial panic, revealing the laxity of Scott's business partners, caused his firm to fail with liabilities of nearly a hundred and twenty thousand pounds.
It is only necessary to consider liabilities due ten years hence, in order to bring about a great deal of good in the case of the department, the district, the canton, or the commune; but when it is a question of the destinies of a nation, a statesman must foresee a more distant future and the course that events are likely to take for the next hundred years.
This done, there were actually left, between that time and Christmas, liabilities to be met to the extent of forty thousand pounds, without a farthing in hand to pay that formidable debt.
A part of them were set aside by his Excellency for the payment of certain outstanding debts and liabilities, the charges incident on his high situation required considerable expense; finally, it was found that he could not spare to his wife more than three hundred pounds a year, which he proposed to pay to her on an undertaking that she would never trouble him.