accusation, blameworthiness, charge, culpability, error, fault, flaw, guiltiness, misdeed, reprehension, responsibility, shortcoming, transgression
affliction, burdensome requirement, charge, drawback, encumbrance, handicap, hindrance, impediment, inescapable duty, interference, load, obstruction, responsibility, struggle, unusual task, weary load, weight
badge, blemish, blot, blotch, brand, censure, condemnation, degradation, denunciation, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, dispraise, imputation, infamy, mark of Cain, reproach, scar, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, smutch, soil, spot, stain, taint, tarnish
allegiance, burden, commitment (responsibility), duty (tax), handicap, imposition (excessive burden), incumbrance (burden), liability, penalty, requirement, weight (burden)
cargo, encumbrance, freight
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(Latin) Burden; a duty or responsibility.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.