Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (archaic) To be incumbent upon; to be up to (someone); to be obligatory upon.
- It lies upon the prosecution to prove that the defendant is guilty.
- To lie on.
- She was lying upon the bed.
- (obsolete) To importune; to urge; to solicit.
- The judge in the parable granted the widow's suit merely because she lay upon him, and was troublesome to him.
- Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989
- John Walker, A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language (1836)