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burden

1
Nautical
a. the cargo capacity of a ship
b. the weight of a ship's cargo

burden

2
1. a line of words recurring at the end of each verse of a ballad or similar song; chorus or refrain
2. another word for bourdon

burden

[′bərd·ən]
(electricity)
The amount of power drawn from the circuit connecting the secondary terminals of an instrument transformer, usually expressed in volt-amperes.
(engineering)
The distance from a drill hole to the more or less vertical surface of rock that has already been exposed by blasting or excavating.
The volume of the rock to be removed by blasting in a drill hole.
(geology)
All types of rock or earthy materials overlying bedrock.
(metallurgy)
The material which is melted in a direct arc furnace.
In an iron blast furnace, the ratio of iron and flux to coke and other fuels in the charge.

burden

1. Earthy material, rock, etc., which overlays bedrock.
2. In blasting, the distance between the blasting charge and the free face of the material to be blasted.
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The third directive advises examiners who are deciding whether to challenge a taxpayer's position to request that the taxpayer provide three statements to demonstrate that it is the party with the benefits and burdens of ownership.
It should be true in any case that presents true zero-sum circumstances, even if the balance is between religious and secular burdens. If the government is involved in allocating a limited resource such that the religious burden eased is equal to the secular burden imposed, granting the requested religious accommodation simply shifts the burden to a third party.
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Soon they overtook an aged woman struggling under a burden that seemed far too heavy for her frail body.
Those with high level burdens were mostly females (75%).The mean burden for single caregivers was the least (38) and for married caregivers (43.7) and those who had got divorced had the highest burdens(45.3).
In Burdine, the Supreme Court decided that the progressive burden shifts in McDonnell Douglas merely shifted burdens of production, not burdens of persuasion.
For another thing, parties that issue subpoenas should be aware that courts are much more willing to shift the costs of production from the responding party to the requesting party in cases where the requesting party has not sufficiently protected the producing party from "undue burden or expense." And despite expanding the scope of Rule 45 to encompass electronically stored information, the amended rules now provide nonparties two chances to argue in appropriate cases that those burdens are undue.
The purpose can only be a punitive one, to create burdens that are so onerous on this industry that lots of people are driven out of business." Smaller producers and distributors, he points out, will be especially burdened.