the onus Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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the onusnoun [S]

uk   /ˈəʊ.nəs/  us   /ˈoʊ-/ formal
the ​responsibility or ​duty to do something: [+ to infinitive] The onus is on the ​landlord toensure that the ​property is ​habitable. We are ​trying to ​shift the onus forpassengersafety onto the ​government.
(Definition of the onus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the onus”
in Chinese (Simplified) 责任, 义务…
in Turkish sorumluluk, yükümlülük, vazife…
in Russian ответственность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 責任, 義務…
in Polish ciężar, brzemię, obowiązek…
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