Learner's definition of LIABILITY
1 [noncount] : the state of being legally responsible for something : the state of being liable for something
The company is trying to limit its liability in this case.
criminal liability [=the state of being responsible for a crime]
The judge cleared me of any/all liability for the accident. [=the judge said that I was not responsible for the accident]
2 [count] : something (such as the payment of money) for which a person or business is legally responsible — usually plural 3 [count] : someone or something that causes problems