onus definition

  • noun:
    • a challenging or disagreeable responsibility or requisite; a burden or responsibility.
    • A stigma.
    • Blame.
    • the responsibility of proof: The onus ended up being in the security lawyer.
    • A legal obligation.
    • Burden of evidence, onus probandi
    • Stigma.
    • Blame.
    • duty; burden.
    • an encumbrance; an obligation.
    • an encumbrance: often used for onus probandi, ‘onus of proof.’
    • an onerous or tough concern

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