Definitions for: Incumbrance


[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: In*cum"brance, n. [See Encumbrance.] [Written
also encumbrance.]
1. A burdensome and troublesome load; anything that impedes
motion or action, or renders it difficult or laborious;
clog; impediment; hindrance; check. --Cowper.

2. (Law) A burden or charge upon property; a claim or lien
upon an estate, which may diminish its value.

Synonyms: burden, encumbrance, encumbrance, encumbrance, hindrance, hitch, 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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