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Encumbrance Definition

Other Encumbrance Definition

[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)

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Misc. Definitions

\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.

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