onus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
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: Bengaluru/Mandya (Karnataka) [India], June 24 (ANI): As farmers protest over water entered the fourth day, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday shifted onus to the Centre and asked it to direct the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to resolve the issue.
Summary: UAE minister says the onus is on Iran because of its destabilising behaviour
"The teams were always quite evenly matched over the course of the years but recently Celtic have dominated so the onus is onus to try and close that gap.
The President directed the Governors to take the onus of providing clean drinking water in all prisons.
At an evidence session before the Home Affairs Committee, immigration minister Caroline Nokes warned that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the onus would be on employers to carry out the relevant checks on whether or not potential employees have the right to work in the UK.
According to the appeal, under the law as laid down by the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan, the onus is on the prosecution to prove, in the first instance, the essential ingredients of the offence falling under Section 9(a)(v) of the NAO, 1999, establishing that the assets in question belong to the accused, and it is only after the prosecution has discharged this onus, and proved that the accused person or any other person on his behalf is in possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, that a presumption can be drawn in terms of Section 14(c) of the NAO, 1999, thereby shifting the onus on the accused to explain the sources from which he may have acquired the assets in questions.
On Wednesday, Haris argued that NAB has failed to shift the onus of proof on the Sharif family in the Avenfield reference.
SUMARIO: 1 Introducao; 2 Tutela jurisdicional adequada e efetiva; 3 Onus da prova e seus aspectos; 4 A distribuicao dinamica do onus da prova no CPC de 2015; 5 Distribuicao do onus da prova na jurisprudencia brasileira; Conclusao; Referencias bibliograficas.
The federal government bill, if passed by Parliament, will also place a reverse onus on intimate partners or spouses who have been previously convicted of violence against a current or former spouse, common-law partner or dating partner.