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Meaning of ONUS

Pronunciation:  'ownus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

ONUS is a 4 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: burden, encumbrance, incumbrance, load
 See Also: concern, dead weight, fardel, headache, imposition, vexation, worry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O"nus\, n. [L.]
A burden; an obligation.

{Onus probandi}[L.], obligation to furnish evidence to prove
   a thing; the burden of proof.

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