Definitions for onusˈoʊ nəs

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word onus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus(noun)

    an onerous or difficult concern

    "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

Wiktionary

  1. onus(Noun)

    A legal obligation.

    The onus is on the landlord to make sure the walls are protected from mildew.

  2. onus(Noun)

    Burden of proof, onus probandi

    The onus is on those who disagree with my proposal to explain why.

  3. onus(Noun)

    Stigma.

  4. onus(Noun)

    Blame.

  5. onus(Noun)

    Responsibility; burden.

  6. Origin: From onus.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jervis Hough:

    You have to remember the onus still lies on the supervisors.

  2. Jeremy Ben-Ami:

    The onus is on the Prime Minister to try to repair some of the damage that's been done.

  3. Matt Ryan:

    I would hope investors learn something from this. The onus is on us to turn down these floats.

  4. Antoni Kapcia:

    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.

  5. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    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.

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