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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.