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Meaning of ENCUMBRANCE

Pronunciation:  en'kumbruns

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

ENCUMBRANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
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