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encumbrance

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noun en·cum·brance \in-ˈkəm-brən(t)s\

Definition of encumbrance

  1. 1 :  something that encumbers :  impediment, burden

  2. 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>



1535

First Known Use of encumbrance

1535



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