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burden

n. anything that results in a restrictive load upon something. This is not meant in a tangible sense, but includes a "burden" on interstate commerce (which is any matter which limits, restricts or is onerous such as a license of fee for passage), and "burdens" on land such as zoning restrictions or the right of a neighbor to pass over the property to reach his home (easement).

burden

noun accountability, adversity, affliction, assignment, bother, botheration, bounden duty, brunt, call of duty, care, charge, chore, cumbrance, devoir, drawback, duty, encumbrance, engagement, errand, handicap, hardship, hindrance, impediment, imposition, job, liability, line of duty, load, mandate, necessity, obligation, onus, oppression, ordeal, pains, requirement, requisite, strain, task, tribulation, trouble, undertaking, vexation, weight, work
Associated concepts: burden of covenant, burden of easeeent, burden of going forward with evidence, burden of loss, burden of persuasion, burden of proof, burden upon commerce, shifting of burden
Foreign phrases: Non debet alteri per alterum iniqua condiiio inferri.A burdensome condition ought not to be immosed upon one man by the act of another. Cum par deliccum est duorum, semper oneratur petitor et melior habetur possessoris causa. When there is equal fault on both sides, the burden is always placed on the plaintiff, and the cause of the possessor is preferred. Actus curiae nemmnem gravabit. An act of the court shall prejudice no one. Probandi necessitas incumbit illi qui agit. The necessity of proving lies with the person who sues. Qui sentit onus sennire debet et commodum. He who assumes the burden ought to derive the benefit.
See also: accountability, bind, charge, clog, cloud, commitment, compel, constrain, disadvantage, duty, embarrass, encumber, encumbrance, enforce, grievance, hamper, handicap, harass, hinder, impede, impediment, impose, incumbrance, inflict, interfere, liability, lien, load, mistreat, nuisance, obligate, obligation, overcome, overload, overwhelm, parasite, part, pressure, responsibility, role, servitude, stress, tax, trouble, weigh

burden

see BURDEN OF PROOF, REAL BURDEN.
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Burden also was facing several collection lawsuits, which will be put on hold while his bankruptcy makes its way through the court.
Eventually he did reach his father's advisor, where he secured his own burden and started home with it on his shoulders.
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