Onerous cause

Onerous cause
Onerous On"er*ous, a. [L. onerosus, fr. onus, oneris, a load, burden: cf. F. on['e]reux.] Burdensome; oppressive. ``Too onerous a solicitude.'' --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

{Onerous cause} (Scots Law), a good and legal consideration; -- opposed to {gratuitous}. [1913 Webster]

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