Examples of encumbrance in a sentence
without the encumbrance of a heavy backpack, I could sprint along the trail
First Known Use of encumbrance
Legal Definition of encumbrance
: a claim (as a lien) against property; specifically : an interest or right (as an easement or a lease) in real property that may diminish the value of the estate but does not prevent the conveyance of the estate that these premises are free from all encumbrances
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