onus


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Related to onus: Onus probandi, Onus of proof

o·nus

 (ō′nəs)
n.
1. A difficult or disagreeable responsibility or necessity; a burden or obligation.
2. Responsibility for an error or fault; blame: Each side wants to avoid the onus of having started the disagreement.
3. The burden of proof: The onus was on the defense attorney.

[Latin.]

onus

(ˈəʊnəs)
n, pl onuses
a responsibility, task, or burden
[C17: from Latin: burden]

o•nus

(ˈoʊ nəs)

n., pl. o•nus•es.
1. a difficult or disagreeable obligation or task.
3. blame; responsibility.
[1630–40; < Latin: load, burden]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.onus - an onerous or difficult concernonus - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
headache, worry, vexation, concern - something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
dead weight - an oppressive encumbrance
fardel - a burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)
imposition - an uncalled-for burden; "he listened but resented the imposition"
pill - something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured; "his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take"

onus

noun burden, weight, responsibility, worry, task, stress, duty, load, obligation, liability The onus was on the British to find a solution.

onus

noun
1. A duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship:
Informal: headache.
2. A mark of discredit or disgrace:
Archaic: attaint.
Idiom: a blot on one's escutcheon.
3. Responsibility for an error or crime:
Translations
مَسؤوليَّه، عِبء
forpligtelse
skylda, kvöî
atbildība

onus

[ˈəʊnəs] N (onuses (pl)) → responsabilidad f
the onus is upon the makersla responsabilidad es de los fabricantes
the onus is upon him to prove ites suya la responsabilidad de demostrarlo, le incumbe a él demostrarlo
the onus of proof is on the prosecutionle incumbe al fiscal probar la acusación

onus

[ˈəʊnəs] n (= responsibility) the onus is on sb to do sth → à charge pour qn de faire qch
The onus is upon him to prove it → À charge pour lui de le prouver.
the onus of proof → la charge de la preuve
The onus of proof must lie with them → La charge de la preuve doit leur incomber.

onus

n no plPflicht f; (= burden)Last f, → Bürde f (geh); to shift the onus for something onto somebodyjdm die Verantwortung für etw zuschieben; the onus to do it is on him or lies with himes liegt an ihm, das zu tun; the onus of proof lies with the prosecutiondie Anklage trägt die Beweislast

onus

[ˈəʊnəs] n no plonere m
the onus is upon him to prove it → sta a lui dimostrarlo
to shift the onus for sth onto sb → scaricare la responsabilità di qc su qn
the onus of proof is on the prosecution → l'onere della prova spetta all'accusa

onus

(ˈəunəs) noun
the responsibility. The onus is on him to prove his theory.
References in classic literature ?
A lady never knows on which side the onus probandi--the burden of proving--lies
Whoever dared the outrage wished to put the onus upon another, should he be detected in the act; but once safely away from Ptarth he felt safe in having his minions return to their own harness.
On the previous day, the prisoner had purchased strychnine at the village chemist's shop, wearing a disguise by means of which he hoped to throw the onus of the crime upon another man--to wit, Mrs.
Summary: If the employee is not under the sponsorship of the employer then the onus of health insurance is not on the employer but on the sponsor.
Summary: Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Oct 26 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that the onus of the security and preservation of Taj Mahal lay on the shoulders of the Indian people.
The Bill also repeals a provision of the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971 that places the onus of proof for defence of a specific charge on to the accused.
We can understand this phenomenon as a change from a period of population bonus to a period of population onus.
was that the reverse onus in section 8 of the Narcotics Control Act
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New York -- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the onus of creating an environment for improving bilateral relations is more on Pakistan, the Press Trust of India reported.
You don't want him to go out there and think the onus is on him to score every time.
The onus will now be on men to demonstrate the complainant said yes.