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Definitions of onus

  1. an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A burden; an obligation. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A burden; duty; obligation; responsibility. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A burden or responsibility. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The burden. Onus probandi, burden of proof. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The first word of the L. phrase. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. [=o]'nus, n. burden: responsibility.--ONUS PROBAND[=I], the burden of proving. [L. onus, burden.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  8. (no pl.). Burden, duty, responsibility; o. probandi, obligation to prove resting on maker of assertion or claim. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  9. n. [Latin] The burden. Onus probandi, the burden of proof, which always lies on him who makes an affirmative statement or positive charge. Cabinet Dictionary

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