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encumbrance


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incumbrance  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encumbrance  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encumbrance 
  n  1:  an  onerous  or  difficult  concern;  "the  burden  of 
  responsibility";  "that's  a  load  off  my  mind"  [syn:  {burden}, 
  {load},  {incumbrance},  {onus}] 
  2:  a  charge  against  property  (as  a  lien  or  mortgage)  [syn:  {incumbrance}] 
  3:  something  that  impedes  or  is  burdensome  [syn:  {hindrance},  {hitch}, 
  {preventive},  {preventative},  {incumbrance},  {interference}] 




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