noun(usually as the onus)
- Used to refer to something that is one’s duty or responsibility: the onus is on you to show that you have suffered lossMore example sentences
- 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'.