onus


onus
I (blame) noun accusation, blameworthiness, charge, culpability, error, fault, flaw, guiltiness, misdeed, reprehension, responsibility, shortcoming, transgression II (burden) noun affliction, burdensome requirement, charge, drawback, encumbrance, handicap, hindrance, impediment, inescapable duty, interference, load, obstruction, responsibility, struggle, unusual task, weary load, weight III (stigma) noun badge, blemish, blot, blotch, brand, censure, condemnation, degradation, denunciation, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, dispraise, imputation, infamy, mark of Cain, reproach, scar, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, smutch, soil, spot, stain, taint, tarnish IV index allegiance, burden, commitment (responsibility), duty (tax), handicap, imposition (excessive burden), incumbrance (burden), liability, penalty, requirement, weight (burden) V index cargo, encumbrance, freight

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


onus
n.
(Latin) Burden; a duty or responsibility.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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