(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry.
The definition of blame is responsibility for something that has gone wrong, or is the act of assigning that responsibility to someone.
Liability is defined as the state of being responsible for something or something that someone is responsible for.
The definition of a stigma is something that takes away from one’s character or reputation.
Task is something that has to be done.
A measure of the heaviness of an object:
A compulsory payment, usually a percentage, levied on income, property value, sales price, etc. for the support of a government
Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
A source of worry or distress:
(Informal) A cause of worry, annoyance, or trouble
An eye with a very dark iris
(Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
The definition of a stain is a spot, a moral wrongdoing, or something used to add color.
The definition of a taint is something that corrupts or makes something undesirable.
The condition of being tarnished:
(Archaic) A taint; disgrace
Something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; defect or failing
The fact of having done wrong.
(Slang) One that is very important or influential:
Something in addition; excess; surplus
A particular point or detail
An act of beginning; an initial effort:
The definition of an encumbrance is a burden or hindrance, or a claim attached to a piece of property or other asset by a lender until the loan is paid in full.
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