onerosity

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Etymology[edit]

onerous +‎ -ity, from Latin onerositas.

Noun[edit]

onerosity (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Onerousness.
  2. (Scotland, law) The legal state of affairs resulting from being done or given in return for receipt of something of value.
    • 1845, John Hill Burton, The Law of Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Mercantile Sequestration, in Scotland, W. Tait, p. 145:
      It may be presumed to be a necessary ingredient in onerosity, that the obligation to be fulfilled is a legal one.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed., 2004.