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Word of the Day 06/08/15 Onus

Onus (noun)
onus [oh-nuh s]


noun, plural onuses.
1. a difficult or disagreeable obligation, task, burden, etc.
2. burden of proof.
3. blame or responsibility.

Synonyms
1. responsibility, weight, duty, load.

Origin: 1630-40; < Latin: load, burden

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