encumbrance


en·cum·brance

noun \in-ˈkəm-brən(t)s\

Definition of ENCUMBRANCE

1
:  something that encumbers :  impediment, burden
2
:  a claim (as a mortgage) against property

Examples of ENCUMBRANCE

  1. <without the encumbrance of a heavy backpack, I could sprint along the trail>

First Known Use of ENCUMBRANCE

1535

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