Onerous cause

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(Scots Law) a good and legal consideration; - opposed to gratuitous.

See also: Onerous

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He said the policy is a long-term, arduous and onerous cause which needs efforts from generation to generation.
Records show the home was transferred for no money but for "certain good and onerous causes".