onus Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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onusnoun [U]

 us   /ˈoʊ·nəs/
the ​responsibility or duty to do something: The onus is on the ​administration to come up with a ​balancedbudget.
(Definition of onus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Spanish responsabilidad…
in Vietnamese trách nhiệm…
in Malaysian tanggungjawab…
in Thai หน้าที่…
in French responsabilité…
in German die Last…
in Indonesian tanggung jawab…
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