burden of taxation
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(=load) fardeau m , charge f
→ Men came bearing heavy burdens of provisions.
[+responsibility] fardeau m , charge f
→ the burden of responsibility is placed on parents to ...
→ This will relieve the burden on hospital staff.
→ The financial burden will be more evenly shared.
to be a burden to sb, to be a burden on sb être un fardeau pour qn
→ She went into a nursing home so as not to be a burden on her family.
the burden of proof la charge de la preuve
vt to burden sb with sth [+problem, news] accabler qn de qch → I felt it was unfair to burden them with my money problems. → We decided not to burden him with the news.
beast of burden
n bête f de somme
n fardeau m de la dette
→ ... the massive debt burden of the Third World.
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