• (RP) IPA: /ˈəʊnəs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈoʊnəs/


  1. A legal obligation.
    The onus is on the landlord to make sure the walls are protected from mildew.
  2. (uncountable) Burden of proof, onus probandi
    The onus is on those who disagree with my proposal to explain why.
  3. Stigma.
  4. Blame.
  5. Responsibility; burden.
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  • French: charge de la preuve
  • German: Beweislast
  • Italian: onere della prova
  • Russian: бремя доказательства
  • Spanish: carga de la prueba
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