Section 441.192 - Liability

441.192 Liability. (a) An amount owing by one person (a debtor) to another (a creditor), payable in money, or in goods or services: the consequence of an asset or service received or a loss incurred or accrued; particularly, any debt (1) due or past due (current liability), (2) due at a specified time in the future (e.g., funded debt, accrued liability), or (3) due only on failure to perform a future act (deferred income, contingent liability).

(b) The title of the credit half of a balance sheet, often including net worth as well as obligations to outsiders; when thus used, the inference is that the organization reflected in the balance sheet has a status independent of both its creditors and its owners--to whom it must account in the amounts shown.
 

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