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Definition: Burden


What is the dictionary definition of Burden?

Dictionary Definition

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 or 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).

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Burden. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
January 17, 2022 https://payrollheaven.com/define/burden/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Burden. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
https://payrollheaven.com/define/burden/ (accessed: January 17, 2022).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Burden. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved January 17, 2022
, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/burden/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Burden are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 26th April, 2020 | 3 Views.