Complete Definition of "onus"

English

Etymology
Latin for 'burden'.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËÉÊnÉs/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊnÉs|-ÉÊnÉs

Noun
onus

#A legal obligation.
#:The onus is on the landlord to make sure the walls are protected from mildew.
#burden of proof|Burden of proof
#:The onus is on those who disagree with my proposal to explain why.
#Stigma.
#Blame.

Related terms
onerous

Category:English nouns

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