Definition of 'onus'
Example sentences containing 'onus'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The onus of responsibility for identifying fraudsters should lie with the fraudster's bank. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Consequently it puts a great deal of onus to get points at home. The Sun (2008)Why not put the onus to give back onto other people while making yourself look good? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The outcome is a vicious circle of poverty wherein the onus is placed with the poor. Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1990)It means the onus is on shoppers to prove when and where they bought an item. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That puts the onus back on them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He called for an end to violence on all sides but placed the onus on the regime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That puts more onus on the midfielders to score. The Sun (2013)The onus of proof to bring a successful case and the resources required to mount an investigation are simply too high. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But we spread it around and that means the onus isn't on the main strikers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Accordingly, the tribunal had not misdirected itself as to the onus of proof. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this places the onus on investors to assess the underlying health of a with-profits fund. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That puts the onus on regulators to be tough, acting for the consumer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the onus this places on the production team isn't quite fulfilled. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That puts all the onus on McEwan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It added: 'The onus is on the drivers to abide by the speed limit. The Sun (2014)This is what I mean about the onus being on Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is unlikely to be any further fiscal stimulus in India until the elections are over, putting the onus on monetary policy to boost growth. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'onus'
Used Occasionally. onus is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'onus'
British English: onus NOUN
If you say that the onus is on someone to do something, you mean it is their duty or responsibility to do it.
The onus is on companies and consumers to keep up with anti-virus updates.
Definition of onus from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.