Indebtedness is a related term of onus.
As nouns the difference between indebtedness and onus
is that indebtedness
is state of owing money; being in debt while onus
State of owing money; being in debt.
The state of owing something or being under obligation to someone.
*2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 120-1:
*:Strong on administrative competence, the ministers as a group were united in their indebtedness to Fleury and in a collective mistrust of any putative successor from the court.
The amount owed.
All debts totalled.
A legal obligation.
(uncountable) Burden of proof, onus probandi
- The onus is on the landlord to make sure the walls are protected from mildew.
- The onus is on those who disagree with my proposal to explain why.