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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Onerous \On"er*ous\, a. [L. onerosus, fr. onus, oneris, a load, burden: cf. F. on['e]reux.] Burdensome; oppressive. "Too onerous a solicitude." --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Onerous cause (Scots Law), a good and legal consideration; -- opposed to gratuitous. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ONEROUS CAUSE, civil law., A valuable consideration.