burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus(noun)
an onerous or difficult concern
"the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
A legal obligation.
The onus is on the landlord to make sure the walls are protected from mildew.
Burden of proof, onus probandi
The onus is on those who disagree with my proposal to explain why.
Origin: From onus.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō′nus, n. burden: responsibility.—Onus probandī, the burden of proving. [L. onus, burden.]
The numerical value of onus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of onus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That potentially shifts the onus onto the Cuban government if they can't expand internet access, they may have lost that bit of an alibi.
And part of doing this is put the onus on employers, getting them E-Verify and tools to do that. But I don't think you do it through amnesty.
Though the freeze did help us to protect the assets of Libyan people, we're not managing these investments ... we have cash sitting there, the onus is on us really to manage it effectively.
Getting the rest of the way to a final deal by June won't be easy, but it is absolutely crucial. I know well that the devil is always in the details in this kind of negotiation, the onus is on Iran and the bar must be set high. It can never be permitted to acquire a nuclear weapon.
It’s very hard to put the onus on parents to bring up their concerns to the pediatrician or family practice physician, this is why we recommend doing regular screenings. There are developmental screenings pediatricians can do with parents to try to illicit if this child is where he or she should be, development-wise.
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