Definition of onus in English:
Something that is one’s duty or responsibility: the onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss
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- But it would also put the onus on the opposition parties to use their power responsibly.
- So, the onus is on the parents to understand and handle their children effectively.
- Remember the onus is on all residents to make the effort if they are unable just ask for assistance.
mid 17th century: from Latin, literally 'load or burden'.
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