Onerous Gift Law and Legal Definition
Onerous gift refers to a gift that is subject to conditions. These conditions are imposed on the recipient of the gift. Sometimes, onerous gift takes the nature of a sale because it involves the element of consideration. [CITY OF CHATTANOOGA v. MUSE, 1985 Tenn. App. LEXIS 3018 (Tenn. Ct. App. July 16, 1985)]
Some features of onerous gift are:
1. The onerous gift is subject to certain charges or obligations imposed on the donee by the donor ;
2.The donee is at liberty to accept any transfer of gift which is beneficial to him/her and refuse any gift which are onerous to the donee.