Translation of onus in Spanish:


responsabilidad, n.

Pronunciation /ˈoʊnəs//ˈəʊnəs/



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    responsabilidad feminine
    the onus of proof is / lies with the prosecution el peso / la carga de la prueba recae sobre el fiscal
    • the onus is on him to prove his theory le corresponde / le incumbe a él probar su teoría
    • this system puts the onus on the police to … este sistema hace recaer sobre la policía la responsabilidad de …
    • There is no specific law to deal with this crime in India and the onus of proof often lies with the victim.
    • But it would also put the onus on the opposition parties to use their power responsibly.
    • He said the use of retired teachers placed the onus on head teachers rigorously to check the quality of their work.
    • If it is successful, however, the onus for action will swing back to Unionism.
    • But if a home-owner kills a burglar the onus is on him to prove that his use of force was reasonable.
    • There's not much between the two teams, but perhaps the onus is more on us after our achievement in the last round.
    • He told us we had them worried and the onus was on them to change it, which would hopefully allow us more space at the other end.
    • Hence the onus lies on the woman to do something, maybe look elsewhere or go home.
    • It should not be up to the women on this campus to take all of the onus of protecting ourselves from attack.
    • So, the onus is on the parents to understand and handle their children effectively.
    • If an employee is unhappy about the way they are being treated at work the onus is on them to take action by applying for a tribunal.
    • Americans are used to generous company pensions, but the onus is switching to the individual.
    • However, the onus is on their director to see the broader picture once in a while.
    • Remember the onus is on all residents to make the effort if they are unable just ask for assistance.
    • Some argue that minimum wages constrain job creation by the onus they put on employers.
    • It is a question of judgment, and the onus is clearly on those who propose the limitation.
    • The problem with Adam's proposal, I think, is that it puts the onus on a small circle of people.
    • The goalkeeper sometimes deserves credit, but the onus is really on the penalty-taker.
    • We have a duty to make sure that the roll is as accurate as possible, but the onus is on the elector to let us know.
    • She said that he could clear up the matter by releasing the necessary information and that the onus was on him to do so quickly.