burthen burthen


  1. (n) a variant of `burden'
  2. (v) weight down with a load



  1. May we all remember that it can only be preserved by respecting the rights of the States and distributing equally the benefit and the burthen of the Union.
  2. The burthen of his remarks was the old scare that the world's food supply will some day fall far short of its population.
  3. He made Crime the main burthen of his retiring-president address.
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tacit tacit
/ˈtæ sɪt /