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Noun: encumbrance  en'kúm-brun(t)s or in'kúm-brun(t)s
  1. An onerous or difficult concern
    "the encumbrance of responsibility";
    - burden, load, incumbrance, onus
  2. A charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
    - incumbrance
  3. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    - hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, incumbrance, interference

Derived forms: encumbrances

Type of: charge, concern, headache, impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, vexation, worry

Encyclopedia: Encumbrance