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
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You have to remember the onus still lies on the supervisors.
The onus is on the Prime Minister to try to repair some of the damage that's been done.
I would hope investors learn something from this. The onus is on us to turn down these floats.
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.
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