Definitions for: Encumbrance


[n] any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
[n] an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
[n] a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)



Webster (1913) Definition: En*cum"brance, n. [Cf. OF. encombrance. Cf.
Incumbrance.]
1. That which encumbers; a burden which impedes action, or
renders it difficult and laborious; a clog; an impediment.
See Incumbrance.

2. (Law) Same as Incumbrance.

Syn: Burden; clog; impediment; check; hindrance.

Synonyms: burden, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, incumbrance, incumbrance, interference, load, onus, preventative, preventive

See Also: charge, clog, concern, dead weight, fardel, headache, impediment, impedimenta, imposition, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, speed bump, vexation, worry

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