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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

see BURDEN OF PROOF, REAL BURDEN.
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This is precisely Jesus' answer: His yoke is easy and His burden light.
Illinois tops the list with a total liability burden equal to 28% of personal income, followed by Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, Alaska and Massachusetts.
A taxpayer that maintains the benefits and burdens of ownership over the property is the taxpayer eligible for the deduction (see the nint ADVO factors, above).
(27) RFRA, the government said, "cannot properly be interpreted to require relief that would impose burdens on private third parties." (28) Indeed, the government suggested in a footnote that a religious accommodation might impose such a burden on third parties that it violates the Establishment Clause.
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Burdens, a well-known name in the utilities, infrastructure and construction sectors, has a turnover exceeding pounds 350 million with more than 1,100 employees based out of 50 distribution depots throughout the UK and overseas.
Eventually he did reach his father's advisor, where he secured his own burden and started home with it on his shoulders.
The findings showed that the older the patients were, the more the level of the moderate and severe burdens in caregivers.
Eldridge holding sets out three factors by which courts should assess whether or not government action complies with procedural due process requirements: First, the private interest that will be affected by the official action; second, the risk of an erroneous deprivation of such interest through the procedures used, and the probable value, if any, of additional or substitute procedural safeguards; and finally, the Government's interest, including the function involved and the fiscal and administrative burdens that the additional or substitute procedural requirement would entail.
When issuing subpoenas, however, insurance companies should be prepared for the likelihood that nonparties will become increasingly aggressive in demanding cost-shifting as the burdens of producing electronically stored information become apparent.
When pressed on the availability of technology or other tools to alleviate the expected compliance burdens that will be generated by the Model Statute, the MTC staff alluded to the existence of a single (unidentified) vendor that might be able to facilitate compliance with the Model Statute's requirements.
Determining the size and type of magnet to employ in a C&D sorting line hinges on a number of factors, such as total processing capacity; belt width, angle and speed; and the depth of the burden.